Importance of Insurance Verification Prior to a Patient’s Appointment

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Checking the patient’s active coverage and determining their responsibility is crucial to file accurate claims and avoid denials due to patient ineligibility. A leading provider of end-to-end dental billing services in the U.S., Outsource Strategies International (OSI) provides comprehensive dental eligibility verifications and other services to help you run your dental practice efficiently. We provide verifications 3 to 5 days ahead of schedule.

In today’s podcast, Amber Darst, one of our Solutions Managers, discusses how insurance verification prior to a patient’s appointment is crucial to keep your AR in good standing.

Podcast Highlights

00:17 Dental Insurance Challenges in Practices

01:10 Why Choose OSI?

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Hi, this is Amber Darst, Solutions Manager for Managed Outsourced Solutions and on this I’ll be discussing how insurance verification prior to a patient’s appointment is crucial to keep your AR in good standing.

00:17 Dental Insurance Challenges in Practices

Unlike other specialties, dental practices face many challenges, especially when it comes to the insurance coverage and the limitations of frequencies involved in the various plans and policies. Also, while standard dental insurance will commonly cover cleanings, fillings and other routine care, major restorative works such as crowns or bridges are only covered at 50 percent, if they’re even covered at all which then results in out of pocket expenses for the patients. This type of information is very beneficial to have before the patient is seen in the office, as you can collect any upfront costs before the procedures are performed which then avoids a loss of money from post-procedure billing and then the patient refusing to pay.

01:10 Why Choose OSI?

Hiring an experienced dental billing and insurance verification company such as Managed Outsourced Solutions can prove to be very beneficial by taking this very important but time consuming task off of your staff’s hands. Give us a call today at (800) 670-2809 to speak to one of our Solutions Managers in here about how we can assist you with all of your back office needs.

And that’s all. Thanks for listening in.

Amber Darst

Amber Darst is our Solutions Manager in the Healthcare Division, Practice and RCM. With a rich background in dental services, her expertise ranges from insurance coordination to office management.

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