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Understanding the changes in dental insurance plans

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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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Part 3 Medicare

2018 Medicare Advantage (Part C) costs The Medicare Advantage program, also known as Medicare Part C, provides a way to receive your Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) benefits,…

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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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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…

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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…

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ADA asks Congress to ensure appropriate PPE for all health care workers Jennifer GarvinApril 14, 2020 Dentists treating emergency procedures need immediate access to proper equipment Washington — The ADA…

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Phone Call Documentation

You take the time to carefully document patient visits; make sure that same care is taken to document patient phone calls. Like other documentation, the common rule when it comes…