Insurance Verification

Cyber criminals steal patient information from clinics, such as health histories, birthdates, banking information, credit card information, etc. (“Dental Practice Cyber Risk – Exposures & Protections” 2017; Oberman 2015). They utilize a variety of methods, such as utilizing malware to steal “the practice’s online banking...

Some people that do not have dental insurance and/or cannot afford treatments may postpone or miss appointments for long periods of time (Carefree Dental 2016). People need to maintain their oral health at home and the clinic due to its close connection with overall health....

Orthodontic treatments benefit people because “the goal of healthy, functional occlusion may contribute to healthier teeth for a lifetime—as well as teeth that are esthetically pleasing” (Larson 2017). Furthermore, these treatments, which improve the structure of the teeth, can help future dentists perform necessary procedures,...

Although some poor people cannot afford dental care, others on Medicaid may not be able to locate a dentist that accepts their coverage (Hinton and Paradise 2016). Even though more people could get dental coverage in Medicaid, possibly leading to decreased visits to the “emergency...

Dental clinics should get business insurance, which “can help pay the costs of property damage, lawsuits, lost business income, and other covered losses” (“What Does Business Insurance Cover?”). While they legally need workers compensation insurance for employees, they also need other insurance policies for other...

People with Medicare Advantage Plans get a variety of benefits for a monthly premium (“Medicare Advantage Plans cover all Medicare services”). Not only do the plans pay for “[most] Medicare services,” but also pay for services, such as vision, hearing, dental, emergency treatments, prescriptions, etc.,...

Dental clinics in foreign countries could provide cheaper treatments to people than dental clinics in the United States. Unfortunately, while travel and dental insurance policies may pay for their beneficiaries’ dental work in an emergency, “[most] dental insurance plans don’t cover treatment abroad…” (“Dental Tourism...

Some people can receive health coverage from Medicare, which is a “federal health insurance program for… People who are 65 or older,” “Certain younger people with disabilities,” and “People with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD)” (“What’s...

Health insurance policies usually cover prescription drugs on their formularies, which include “both generic and brand name” drugs (Bihari and Norris 2018). For some drugs, patients may have out-of-pocket payments in the form of either copayments or coinsurance (Bihari and Norris 2018). Patients should check...