Did you know D5875 is a billable service? It is common for a patient with an existing denture or partial denture to have implants placed. The existing denture or partial dentures are modified to fit the implants placed. This may be modification for the denture to be used as an interim during the healing phase following implant placement. The denture may also be modified with the intention of it being the definitive implant/abutment supported denture (e.g., immediate denture modified after implant placement).
Is it a sealant, preventive resin restoration or a filling? What’s the difference? A common coding error is incorrectly reporting a preventive resin restoration, referred to as PRR. During my years of assisting thousands of dentists navigate the proper billing for a PRR, I have found that the code D1352 is misunderstood. This article will review the difference between a sealant, PRR and a filling to ensure proper coding. What is a sealant?
Making the decision to be in-network with a dental Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) can bring challenges to your dental team. To be an in-network provider, you must credential with the insurance payer. But proper credentialing involves many steps and can consume much of one team member’s time. As an outsourced dental billing company, we have worked with hundreds of clients taking care of the credentialing process on their behalf. During the credentialing process, one problem you may face is how to submit claims properly. The challenge occurs most often when a treating provider joins a practice as an associate practitioner. During the credentialing process, practices are often tempted to submit claims using the already credentialed doctor or owner doctor listed as the treating provider. This is inappropriate because that provider may be receiving reimbursement he is not entitled to receive.
Dilaine Gloege Press Release Savannah, GA, September 14, 2020 – Recognized coding and billing consultant and speaker has joined Dental ClaimSupport (Savannah, GA) as Director of Education and Brand Management/Chief Claims Officer. “It is an honor to join the team of dental billing experts at Dental ClaimSupport. I am excited to continue my commitment of bringing quality education to the dental community,” said Dilaine Gloege upon accepting the position.