Importance of Insurance Verification in Dental Practices [Infographic]

Importance of Insurance Verification in Dental Practices [Infographic]

Dental eligibility verification is an important step to determine whether a patient is covered for the treatment or not. Any error or delay in verification can hamper patient retention and impact practice revenue. Practices mostly rely on professional dental insurance verification services for effective and accurate reporting of various services provided to their patients. The insurance verification process is a cumbersome task and can affect the quality of services provided by dental practices. When hiring a dental insurance verification company, dental practitioners and their staff need not divert valuable time and energy calculating patients’ benefits and claims. Reliable companies can check the eligibility of the patients with the respective insurance companies. This gives healthcare providers clarity regarding the patient’s coverage and payment obligation. This benefits both the dental practices and the patients.

Importance of Insurance Verification in Dental Practices

Common ICD Codes for Osteoporosis [Infographic]

Common ICD Codes for Osteoporosis [Infographic]

Osteoporosis can occur with or without pathological fracture. Many medical specialists including endocrinologists, orthopedists, and rheumatologists are involved in treating osteoporosis, a bone-thinning condition. Rheumatology medical coding involves reporting the condition using the right diagnosis and procedure codes.  While primary osteoporosis is age-related, the secondary condition is caused by any underlying conditions such as endocrine disorders, malnutrition issues, marrow, renal or collagen disorders. Osteomalacia, aging, vitamin D deficiency, and hypocalcemia are common risk factors for osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis fracture documentation involves definition of the episode of care (initial, routine, or delayed healing), specification of location and laterality (left or right), and precise classification for pathological fracture (Senile osteoporosis, posttraumatic osteoporosis). Age-related osteoporosis or other osteoporosis, with current pathological fracture can be reported usingM80 series of codes. Codes are selected based on the anatomical site of the fracture, not the location of the osteoporosis. Experienced medical billing and coding companies help provider submit claims with the correct codes., which is critical for accurate and timely reimbursement.

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ICD Codes for Osteoporosis

Medical Codes for Chronic Lung Disease [Infographic]

Medical Codes for Chronic Lung Disease [Infographic]

Some of the common chronic lung conditions that can adversely affect the quality of one’s life are Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD (Emphysema and chronic bronchitis), asthma, cystic fibrosis, and occupational lung diseases. These diseases can affect the lungs and other parts of the respiratory system. Pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, primary care providers or other specialists involved in treating lung conditions can consider the support of an experienced medical coding company to report their services accurately on the medical claims and thus get proper reimbursement from insurers.

Proper diagnosis of Chronic lung disease (CLD) may involve a chest X-ray that shows scar tissues in the lungs, blood tests, Electrocardiogram (ECG), Echocardiogram, Computerized tomography (CT), Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Open-lung biopsy, Lung (pulmonary) function test, or even Sleep study (polysomnogram).  Pulmonary medical coding involves assigning accurate diagnosis and procedure codes for the treated conditions on physicians’ medical claims.

Medical Codes for Chronic Lung Disease

Outsource Strategies International Launches New Website Redesigned by MedResponsive

Outsource Strategies International Launches New Website Redesigned by MedResponsive

Outsource Strategies International (OSI) is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website – https://www.outsourcestrategies.com/. Our website was redesigned by MedResponsive, a leading digital marketing agency and provider of comprehensive website design services in the U.S.

Outsource Strategies International (OSI) is one of the leading medical billing and coding companies in the U.S. and has vast experience providing revenue cycle management support for diverse medical specialities. We needed to improve the experience for our website visitors and help them better comprehend our services and offerings. MedResponsive evaluated our requirements and rejuvenated our website to provide an improved user experience.

Outsource Strategies International Launches New Website Redesigned by MedResponsive

The new website features comprehensive visual and technical enhancements, a streamlined, modern design, improved functionality and navigability, and easy access to key information.

Created with the user experience in mind, the newly redesigned site includes many new features to help people find the services they need. Our target audience can easily navigate through the site, learn about our services, and make informed decisions about outsourcing medical billing, coding and insurance verification. The site also features rich content in the form of blogs, podcasts and educational resources.

The team has used the Divi WordPress theme, one of the most popular WordPress themes on the market to redesign the site. Fonts, colors, and letter sizes are also customized to suit the layout changes. The easy-to-fill Divi contact form module makes it easy for visitors to communicate with our team. reCAPTCHA v3 is also enabled and customized on web pages. Page loading speed has been improved, which now enables out site to perform well on all fronts.

“We’re happy to unveil our new website to our clients. This stunning website redesign truly allows each of our visitors to have a better user experience and provides access to our robust service details, blogs, educational resources, and more. Thanks to the MedResponsive team,” says Rajeev Rajagopal, the founder of OSI.

We look to MedResponsive for support to implement timely technical improvements and keep our website engaging and up-to-date.

About Outsource Strategies International (OSI)

One of the leading medical billing and coding companies in U.S., Outsource Strategies International (OSI) is experienced in covering all aspects of revenue cycle management including medical billing and coding services, insurance eligibility verification, prior authorizations, and denial management.

About MedResponsive

MedResponsive has extensive experience providing customized SEO and web design services for diverse industry business websites. The team is focused on building engaging business websites that include all the crucial features and functionalities to provide optimal user experience and compete effectively in the online marketplace.

Find more at https://www.outsourcestrategies.com/

Contact details

8596 E. 101st Street, Suite H

Tulsa, OK 74133

Main: (800) 670 2809

Fax: 972-466-5385

Email – info@managedoutsource.com

CDT Codes to Report Gingivectomy [Infographic]

CDT Codes to Report Gingivectomy [Infographic]

When bacteria present in the mouth attaches to the teeth and forms a biofilm called plaque, periodontal disease may develop.  If left untreated, the plaque will continue to spread below the gum line and infect the inside of the pocket, requiring gum surgery or gingivectomy. The procedure involves removing a portion of the gums from in and around a tooth or teeth to treat gum disease or to lengthen the height or width of a tooth or a section of teeth. The procedure is also done to remove extra gum tissue for cosmetic reasons, such as modifying a smile. Dental offices can rely on professional dental billing services to submit claims with the correct CDT codes to meet payer guidelines. Reliable dental billing companies also provide comprehensive dental eligibility verification services to verify the patient’s coverage before procedures are performed.

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CDT Codes to Report Gingivectomy

Tips for Dental and Medical Cross Coding [Infographic]

Tips for Dental and Medical Cross Coding [Infographic]

Using the correct dental codes to appropriately report various procedures to insurance companies is a major concern for dental practices. Many dental procedures such as certain periodontal surgery procedures, dental repair of teeth due to injury, treatment related to inflammation and infection, emergency trauma procedures, congenital defects, dental implants and more can be billed to medical insurance. Dental to medical cross-coding is the submission of dental treatments to medical payers. Dentists can ensure accurate submission of dental procedures to patients’ medical plans with the help of outsourced medical and dental billing services.

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Tips for Dental and Medical Cross Coding