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Podcast: Periodontal classifications and their role in documentation and claims
May 21, 2020 -- Staging is part of the periodontal guidelines to be used in your patient's clinical diagnosis. This should be present in your notes. But what if you're unclear on how to record it, much less discuss it with patients? Teresa Duncan and Rachel Wall, RDH, help answer your questions in this podcast.  Discuss
Dominion National to cover teledentistry benefits
March 27, 2020 -- Dental insurer and benefits administrator Dominion National is covering benefits for teledentistry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
Podcast: What changes are coming in dental insurance in 2020?
November 6, 2019 -- With the dawning of a new year and a new decade, dental practices will be seeing changes with dental insurance and their codes. In our latest podcast, dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan offers a sneak peek into what is coming and what dental practices need to know.  Discuss
Dental patients may misreport preexisting conditions
October 4, 2019 -- Up to a third of dental patients do not accurately report their preexisting medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, to clinicians, according to a new study. Treatment planning and patient outcomes may be affected without accurate information, the authors noted.  Discuss
How to build a case for medical reimbursement claims: Part 2
June 18, 2019 -- Filing for reimbursement from medical insurers for dental procedures requires specific information and attention to detail. Dental practice consultant Christine Taxin explains what your practice needs to include to file for this greater reimbursement in the second of a two-part series.  Discuss
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