Category Archives: Coding and Insurance

ADA Acknowledges Dental Team’s Role in Diabetes Epidemic

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Coding and Insurance, Total Health

Type 2 diabetes has escalated to epidemic and financially catastrophic proportions, and is expected to affect one in three US adults by 2050. We already have more than 29 million diabetics in this country today; 28% remain undiagnosed. With the … Continue reading

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How can dentists compare PPO plans?

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category Coding and Insurance

For many dentists, more than 50% of their practice revenue is generated through Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans. Thus, it is important to compare PPO plans prior to enrollment as well as periodically after enrollment to ensure practice profitability. As … Continue reading

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Will I lose patients if I drop a PPO plan?

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category Coding and Insurance

While many dentists are extremely frustrated with the low reimbursements they receive from Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), they are reluctant to drop a PPO plan for fear of losing current patients who are covered by the plan. While there is … Continue reading

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3 Questions to Check Your Dental Coding Skills

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Coding and Insurance

Coding correctly is critical for maximizing reimbursement, increasing cash flow, and minimizing any coding errors that could result in fines or worse. We consistently find $20,000 to $30,000 in coding errors during our practice analysis process. Test your coding knowledge … Continue reading

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How to respond to “Does my insurance cover this?”

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Coding and Insurance

Dental insurance should not dictate the treatment provided. It’s easy to say, but often difficult to live by when patients’ top concern is out of pocket expense. Here are three things you can do to move patients past the insurance … Continue reading

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2 Ways to Increase PPO Revenue

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category Coding and Insurance, Practice Management

Whether you are a start-up practice, single dentist practice, or part of a large dental corporation, your PPO insurance contracts impact your ability to generate revenue. Being in-network with PPO insurance means you agreed to discount your established office fees … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Make Insurance Participation More Profitable

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Coding and Insurance

Although insurance participation may be putting pressure on practice profitability; a dental plan is still the major determining factor in whether or not someone sees a dentist. In fact, people with dental coverage are two times more likely to visit … Continue reading

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