Accurate dental billing and coding is crucial to receive payment for dental services provided. Outsource Strategies International (OSI), a leading medical billing company, provides reliable dental billing and dental insurance verification services. From support for everything from patient scheduling and insurance verification and authorization to billing, payment collections, and accounts, our comprehensive dental billing services can improve your financial performance.
In today’s podcast, Meghann Drella, OSI’ Senior Solutions Manager, discusses the importance of dental eligibility verification for root canal therapy.
- 00:01 Introduction
- 00.12 Dental Insurance
- 00.27 Important Pieces for Dental Insurance Verification
- 00.46 Need for Accurate Insurance Verification
Hello and welcome to our podcast series. My name is Meghann Drella and I’m a Senior Solutions Manager here at Outsource Strategies International. Today, I will be discussing why dental eligibility verification is crucial for root canal therapy.
00.12 Dental Insurance
Dental insurance may cover root canal as basic procedures or with less coverage for major procedures. The best way for practices to ease the patient intake process is to perform a thorough dental insurance verification to understand patient’s coverage before the office visit.
00.27 What Dental Insurance Verification Covers
Some of the most important pieces to verify are the effective coverage dates, waiting periods, maximums, deductibles, treatment history, benefits used to date, type of plan and fee schedule, claim submission information, coverage percentage, implant and orthodontic coverages, frequencies, missing tooth clause and specific codes as required.
00.46 Need for Accurate Insurance Verification
An accurate and thorough insurance verification will help patients avoid surprise, out of pocket payments, claim submission delays or errors. I hope this helps, but always remember that documentation, as well as a thorough knowledge of payer regulations and guidelines is critical to ensure accurate reimbursement for the procedures performed. Thank you for joining me and stay tuned for my next podcast.