Coding Lesions and Soft Tissue Excisions
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Coding Lesions and Soft Tissue Excisions

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS There are several considerations to be aware of before assigning a code for lesions and soft tissue excisions. The code selection will be…

Reimbursement Tips! Always check your payer’s policy for any special documentation or billing instructions. The Payer should tell you what is required for reimbursement.
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Reimbursement Tips! Always check your payer’s policy for any special documentation or billing instructions. The Payer should tell you what is required for reimbursement.

• Private payers often require pre-authorization for any unlisted procedure.• Some payers have specific documentation criteria, depending on the type of procedure provided (e.g., an op note to support an…

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As Charles Darwin said of evolution, “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”

Understanding the changes in dental insurance plans

Would you just jump down this waterfall?
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Would you just jump down this waterfall?

Why the Net Collection Rate is the Key to a Healthy Dental or Practice Healthy collections mean a healthy practice. If you’re writing off too many balances or writing off…

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Do Not Wait Until 2021 Find Your State Law and Be ready for the New Dental Codes for Covid Tests in Your Practice.

Dentists able to perform POC COVID-19 tests Governor Cuomo recently issued Executive Order 202.61. The Executive Order adds a requirement that all COVID-19 point-of-care (POC) test results be reported within…

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Provider Documentation Training “Dont use a text message”

Across all specialties, we often find documentation deficiencies in the various source documents.  For example, Oral physicians were trained in prestigious schools, leaving with complete understanding of how to properly…

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Dental Code for PPE and Medical Code if providing medical treatment

The American Dental Association (ADA) recently issued guidance for dentists billing for PPE. The ADA has also provided a list of insurers that provide reimbursement (from $7 to $20) for…

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Medicare and dental implants (stay connected for more regarding Medicare)

Does your dentist say you need dental implants? If you’re not sure about the details of Medicare dental coverage, we hope you find this overview about Medicare and dental implants…

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The development of orofacial myofunctional therapy

The questions below can lead to discussion about the signs and symptoms of a patterning problem with orofacial muscles. They can be addressed by a hygienist who has training in…

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Updated ADA Guide to Billing an additional fee to cover PPE

The safety of patients, dentists and dental team members has been and always will be the American Dental Association’s (ADA) utmost concern. The ADA has issued interim recommendations aligning with…