Dental Medical Billing Blog

Dental insurance companies require CDT (Current Dental Terminology) codes on claims, while medical insurance companies require CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes, which “[describes] medical treatment,” on their claims (“Billing medical plans for dental treatment” 2016). Medical insurance companies also need an additional code: the ICD...

As dental offices bill higher levels of restorative treatment it is becoming increasingly necessary to utilize appeals opportunities and peer to peer options to overturn unfavorable coverage decisions by medical carriers. A popular recommendation from consultants is to use Wilson & Wickline letters when appealing...

          TMJ benefits are notoriously difficult to “crack” in the medical insurance industry. Today we will explore the different diagnosis code sections available for TMJ disorders. Use these codes to implement questionnaires in your practice so that you don’t miss vital symptoms.           The...

Patients can utilize their medical insurance to pay for some procedures at the dental clinic. Medical insurance may provide more coverage than dental insurance. Albeit, medical insurance companies may deny claims for a variety of reasons. In response, dentists and patients could appeal the claims. By...