Week in Review: Appealing denied claims | Cybersecurity | Anesthesia safety

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

Appeals to denied claims are usually about clinical facts, not administrative errors, writes Dr. James Anderson of eAssist. Denials often occur because the information submitted by your practice doesn't meet the criteria for claim payment as set forth by the contract. He details five easy steps your practice can take to appeal these denied claims.

Protecting your practice from cybersecurity threats takes more than just working with your information technology company. Gary Salman of Black Talon Security is on the front lines of practice protection, and he brings you four steps you can take to help protect your practice.

In clinical news, what are the critical components to safe, successful dental treatments in patients with special needs? A new study examined the treatment of more than 700 of these patients, and having a skilled staff and choosing the right anesthetic methods and equipment are key features necessary for successful outcomes, the researchers reported.

Finally, thousands of your colleagues have tried our Dental Exam feature. This is a free online, interactive study tool that features diagnostic images and sample questions formatted specifically for the upcoming Integrated National Board Dental Exam. Get started at dentalexam.drbicuspid.com.

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