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Extra dental care charge for boy with autism angers parent
March 16, 2020 -- A family in Illinois was shocked when it was hit with a $75 behavior management fee for the dental care of its 10-year-old son who has autism. The fee, which is not covered by the family's insurance, has left the boy's dad irate and refusing to pay it, according to news reports. Read More
Proper clinical notes are necessary for dental claims payment
February 20, 2020 -- Clinical notes have always been a standard for creating narratives that get claims paid because they support the necessity for the services rendered. "If it isn't written, it didn't happen" still rules the courts when it comes to proper documentation of care, writes Dr. James Anderson. Read More
Understanding the 3 most important terms in dental claims filing
February 4, 2020 -- No one wants to receive a returned claim in which the services provided were "disallowed" by the insurance company. It is vitally important to understand the claim language to understand the steps to follow to appeal the payment decision, notes Dr. James Anderson. He explains what you need to know to correctly file an insurance claim. Read More
Ask the Dentrix Expert: Locating the correct AR number
January 15, 2020 -- This is the first in a new, yearlong series that is designed to help dentists and team members understand their practice management software better. Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of Novonee.com, offers helpful information on locating the correct accounts receivable number. Read More
Podcast: What 2020's code changes mean for your practice
January 13, 2020 -- The start of a new year not only meant a change in the calendar but also plenty of changes when it comes to the billing codes used every day in dental practices. In this podcast, Teresa Duncan of Odyssey Management discusses some of the most important dental code changes that you and your team members need to know. Read More
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