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…

Dental Medical Billing Bone Grafts, Sinus Lifts and more!
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Dental Medical Billing Bone Grafts, Sinus Lifts and more!

There is a lack of covered benefit covering Bone Grafts, Socket Preservations and Sinus Lifts. If you are charging the patient your fee, Close more cases with the approval from…

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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

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Part 4 and final issue

Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans may help cover certain out-of-pocket costs that Original Medicare doesn’t cover, such as deductibles, copayments, and/or coinsurance (depending on the specific Medicare Supplement plan). Not all…

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Failure to diagnose and failure to refer are common issues seen in dental claims.

Dental practice claims alleging failure to refer, or failure or delay in diagnosis may arise from a general dentist’s lack of referral to a specialist. On occasion, patients have asserted…

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Part 2 Medicare information

2018 Medicare Part A costs Medicare Part A helps cover inpatient hospital expenses. As a Medicare beneficiary, you’re generally eligible for premium-free Medicare Part A coverage if you or your…

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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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CMS finalizes plan to allow Medicare Advantage plans to expand telehealth benefits

The Trump administration has finalized several changes in Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D in anticipation of bid submissions on June 1. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)…

Rapid Coronavirus test in office can be billed to Medical
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Rapid Coronavirus test in office can be billed to Medical

U0001 – Cdc 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-ncov) real-time rt-pcr diagnostic panel For services beginning February 4, 2020, Medicare has created two HCPCS codes to report testing for this particular strain…