This year there were many changes in the coding for Orthodontic including the ability to score a person to be a medical necessity and bill Medical.
If you are interested in billing medical learn how to use a Salzman Index to provide the requirements for medical billing. This link will help you understand what is needed to work within the medical world. https://www.aetnadental.com/professionals/pdf/salzmann-evaluation-index.pdf
The second big change is Tele dentistry and the ability to provide care for these patients with the Insurance companies adding the following.
This is an example so if you are providing Orthodontics check out the insurance companies you are working with.
Empire BlueCross BlueShield has launched Ortho@Home, a teledentistry and at-home orthodontia program. The services is part of Empire’s continuing commitment to providing access to affordable services that meet a person’s whole health needs, while also providing safe, remote-care during the COVID-19 crisis.
Consumers with orthodontic benefits will have access to at-home clear aligner therapy, remote oversight of care, teeth whitening, and retainers at completion of treatment with an average cost up to 60% less than traditional orthodontia and three times faster. This offering helps improve member access to orthodontic care – especially in rural areas where over half of the counties in the United States do not have access to orthodontists’ offices.
Don’t forget to join our membership program there are so many tips, it will hurt your head! visit www.dentalmedicalbilling.com and sign up for our membership program.