Dental Medical Billing Blog

People in PPO plans can receive more coverage and benefits at in-network dentists. Though, some people may go out-of-network in order to visit their preferred dentists. Others may visit out-of-network dentists because they may live “in rural areas or in areas where providers seldom participate...

People in PPO plans can receive more coverage and benefits at in-network dentists. Though, some people may go out-of-network in order to visit their preferred dentists. Others may visit out-of-network dentists because they may live “in rural areas or in areas where providers seldom participate...

Many appointments seem to indicate the profitability of the practice (Jameson 2001). However, too many appointments can stress out dentists and hygienists and the practice cannot schedule new patients or have enough time to address dental emergencies (Jameson 2001; Tekavec). Dentists may even spend less...

Some dentists want to run their own practices. They have to invest much time and money to this endeavor. Particularly, they must decide where they should operate, considering a wide variety of factors.Dentists should consider the location’s population. Dentists should analyze elements of the...

By Stefanie FarioAll doctors and hygienists are familiar with the purpose behind continuing education. Every state has their own requirements set forth for a minimum amount of yearly continuing education providers need to meet in order to maintain their professional licensure. How many of you...

Dental practices usually earn revenue by billing patients for their procedures. Albeit, they still have to deal with any raised costs and additional regulations of overhead (Hartley 2012). To pay for these costs and make potential revenue, they can provide other services and products.For...

Many dental offices, when they begun billing medical carriers, struggle with the difference between preauthorization and predetermination. In the dental field we are very familiar with predeterminations. We send them to patient’s plans to determine a more accurate cost of treatment on expensive dental procedures...

Patients undergo cosmetic treatments in order “to improve the color and shape of teeth,” but these treatments can be costly (Efrati 2004). For instance, people may pay between “$500-$1,300 per tooth” for veneers and between $500-$900 per crown (“What is Cosmetic Dentistry? Costs and Types”)....