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Billing and Verifying Insurance Benefits for Traumatic Dental Injuries

by | May 19, 2022 | Dental Insurance Verification, Podcasts | 0 comments

Outsource Strategies International (OSI) provides a comprehensive dental billing services and dental eligibility verifications to help you run your practice efficiently. Our revenue cycle management experts work to prevent denials, reduce your accounts receivables, and maximize your cash flow.

In today’s podcast, Amber Darst, one of our Solutions Managers discusses billing and verifying insurance benefits for traumatic dental injuries.

Podcast Highlights

00:16 Types of traumatic dental injuries

00:51 Relevance of accurate coding and eligibility verification

01:17 What does insurance verification involve?

01:48 Choosing an experienced dental billing company

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Hello, this is Amber Darst, Solutions Manager here at Managed Outsourced Solutions and for this podcast, I’ll be discussing billing and verifying insurance benefits for traumatic dental injuries.

00:16 Types of traumatic dental injuries

A direct external impact to the head sustained during scenarios such as sports accidents or falls can cause injuries to the mouth including the teeth, lips, gums,tongue and jaw bones. Accidental dental injuries caused by an external force occur most frequently in children and young adults, with the most common injury being a chipped or broken tooth. Some other types of traumatic dental injuries are a dislodged tooth, a lost tooth, crown fractures,and root fractures.

00:51 Relevance of accurate coding and eligibility verification

Accurate coding for claims filing and also knowing which insurance to submit to for these injuries is crucial. With the several various codes that are associated with the procedures performed to treat dental injuries along with certain medical plans providing additional coverage beyond dental benefits, practices should always perform a dental insurance verification before treatment is provided.

01:17 What does insurance verification involve?

This involves checking the patient’s insurance information by contacting the insurance company. In addition to verifying demographic information, the insurance verification specialist should check whether the patient’s policy covers the required services and if the services should be built only on a dental claim or if medical coverage also applies. They should also check if a preauthorization would be required for any major procedures.

01:48 Choose an experienced dental billing company

Consider a reliable dental billing company such as Managed Outsource Solutions to handle all of your dental insurance verification needs. Taking this task out of the office would be a major time saver for your front office staff, allowing them to focus on what’s most important — patient care.

And that’s all. Thanks for listening in.