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Learn How to Incorporate Treatment for Sleep Apnea in Children into Your Practice

May 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — bradybilling @ 6:33 pm
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When treating obstructive sleep apnea in children, time is of the essence. Not only is this condition harmful to grown adults, but for children, it’s equally as dangerous and can pose a significant risk for developing high blood pressure, heart problems, and poor growth. As more and more children become overweight in the United States, the need for pediatric dental practices to offer sleep apnea therapy increases. Find out why this form of treatment can be beneficial to your practice and how Brady Billing can help when it comes to filing claims.

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3 Reasons to Outsource Medical Billing

April 13, 2019

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If you’re running a successful dental office, chances are you and your team members know the ins and outs of dental insurance claims and billing. If you’ve made the decision to offer oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea, you will likely want to incorporate medical insurance claims and billing into your office as well. This can be a time-consuming and costly endeavor, which is why so many dental offices rely on third party providers to help them maximize medical insurance benefits while giving their team more time to spend helping patients find new reasons to smile. Keep reading to learn a bit more about the third party medical insurance billing process for dental sleep medicine practices.

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3rd Party Billing Helps Eliminate Unpleasant Financial Surprises

March 28, 2019

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As many dentists are already well aware, people don’t like going to the dental office. When asked why, people give a whole range of reasons, including lack of time, fear of dentists, and dental sensitivity making appointments painful. One reason stands head and shoulder above every other given by patients for avoiding their dentist – money. More patients skip dental appointments due to cost than any other reason. When you ask a patient to trust you with a treatment that isn’t going to be covered by their dental insurance, like sleep dentistry, it’s essential to do your best to remove any potential financial surprises for your patients by understanding medical insurance benefits and maximizing this coverage. For many dentists, working with a third party billing agency is the ideal solution to ensure the dental office gets payment for their provided services, and patients get the treatment they need at a price that fits their budgets. Keep reading to learn a little more about how a good third party billing agency can help your dental office offer affordable sleep dentistry services.

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What are the Advantages of Using a 3rd Party Biller for Medical Insurance?

February 20, 2019

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When you decided to become a dentist, completing billing and insurance paperwork probably wasn’t high on your list of reasons to enter the field. Unfortunately, dealing with billing and insurance claims is a necessity, but when that necessity starts to take away from your real purpose – helping people – it’s time to consider working with a third party biller. Keep reading to learn more about the many benefits of hiring a third party billing agency to help with your practice’s billing and medical insurance claims.

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Frequently Asked Questions from Non-Participating Medicare Providers

January 29, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 1:53 am
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When it comes to medical insurance billing, few things are more complex than Medicare policies. As a non-participating provider, you have even more complications to contend with, but by taking the time to better understand these policies, you can help minimize your patients’ out of pocket costs for sleep apnea appliances. In this post, we’ll walk through the answers to some of those questions we hear most often from dentists who are new to the Medicare billing and claims process.

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Why is a Holistic Approach to Treating Sleep Apnea Necessary?

January 17, 2019

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Most people think of sleep apnea as something that only impacts older patients, but recent research indicates that there are actually warning signs early in life that can be treated in order to prevent sleep apnea from ever occurring. In most cases, treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is geared toward just addressing the symptoms, cessation of breathing during sleep, but a more holistic approach that could begin in childhood may be a better long-term solution. Keep reading to find out more about how dentists are preventing sleep apnea before it begins.  

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Are You Taking Advantage of the 3 Year Rule?

January 7, 2019

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Most insurance providers and even Medicare make it possible for patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea to receive a new oral appliance every three years. This ensure the ongoing function of their appliances. However, many patients don’t know about this, and many dentists fail to touch base with their patients to ensure they’re coming back for a new appliance at least every three years. Keep reading to learn more about the three year rule and how you can put it to work in your dental office.

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Join Us for a Medical Insurance Billing for Dentists Seminar

December 24, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 4:01 pm
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The Brady Billing team is proud to be partnering with 21st Century Sleep Seminars to offer educational sessions for dentist and dental office team members about medical insurance billing for sleep apnea and snoring devices. Find out more in this blog, or contact us to register for one of our medical insurance billing seminars.

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How Does Medicare Actually Work with Sleep Apnea Treatment?

November 7, 2018

Dental and medical insurance policies can seem to be purposefully complicated, but Medicare coverage can be especially challenging. If you’ve made the decision to offer oral appliances for sleep apnea sufferers, you may need to understand how Medicare policies cover these devices. You may be thinking, “I already accept regular medical insurance, and that’s a hassle. How much worse is Medicare going to be?” The truth is, it can be a big challenge and take up a lot of your time during the application process. In this post, we’ll discuss the process for becoming a Medicare provider for oral appliances and why it’s worth the challenge.

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Potential Challenges for Dental Sleep Practices

October 12, 2018

Doctor checking fit of oral applianceMany dentists who decide to offer sleep apnea and snoring services in their dental offices are told that it’s an instant money maker. When done right, dental sleep medicine can be great for your bottom line. When done wrong, well it may not do anything to help your practice be more successful. In this post, we’re going to review two of the main issues that dentists need to be prepared for when offering dental sleep medicine services.
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