January 17, 2019
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.(more…)
January 7, 2019
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
October 12, 2018
Many 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.
September 30, 2018
The third phase of starting your thriving dental sleep practice is establishing and growing your online presence. Most dentists have websites for their general dentistry practice, but you’ll need to develop a presence as a practitioner offering sleep dentistry services. In this post, we’ll review some of the many ways that you can grow your online presence to spread the word about your dental sleep practice.
September 8, 2018
When you decided to start offering dental sleep medicine services, you never thought you’d be dealing with hours and hours of processing and filing medical insurance claims. The reality is, an effective dental sleep practice will need to offer medical insurance coverage for patients. However, most dental offices don’t have the extra time or staff to complete all of the paperwork, phone calls, and research necessary to maximize this coverage. There are numerous billing services out there who can help you with this process, but it seems like they are taking all of the additional income you should be receiving from sleep dentistry. At Brady Billing, we pride ourselves on providing billing services with no hidden fees. Keep reading to learn more about what sets us apart from other medical insurance billing services.
July 30, 2018
When you’re ready to start offering your dental patients sleep apnea treatment options, you will need to follow a simple three-step plan to get your thriving dental sleep practice up and running. First, you need to make introductions, so your peers in the medical and dental community, as well as your patients, know you are offering the service. Second, you’ll need to learn more about medical insurance and billing. Finally, you’ll want to build your online presence and provide the necessary information to your patients both current and potential. In this post, we’ll discuss the first phase of starting your dental sleep practice – making introductions.
May 28, 2018
If you’re still not offering dental sleep apnea therapy, it’s time to get started. More and more patients are educated about these treatment options, and you will likely have an increasing number of requests from patients as awareness of sleep apnea dental therapies continues to grow. Many dentists are still referring patients to their competitors for sleep apnea therapy, but we all know that’s a slippery slope. Instead of sending patients to other dentists for sleep apnea therapy, we recommend working with Brady Billing to offer these treatments without needing to worry about any of the hassles associated with providing sleep apnea services for your patients. In this post, we’ll walk you through three things every dentist needs to understand before they start offering sleep dentistry services. We often attend dental sleep apnea seminars and would love to discuss your billing options and help you being providing patients sleep apnea treatments.
April 25, 2018
It’s too much work; I don’t want to deal with medical insurance; my patients don’t need this treatment. We’ve heard it all. Dentists have a variety of reasons for skipping out on offering sleep apnea therapy using custom oral appliances, but with awareness of this sleep disorder growing, not offering these treatment options can put your practice at a disadvantage. Don’t miss out on attracting potential patients. By working with Brady Billing, you can offer sleep apnea therapy, and we’ll handle the billing and insurance hassles.
February 16, 2018
If you’re a dentist who’s still not offering oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea sufferers, we can almost assume medical insurance claims and billing are what’s keeping you away from this revenue driver. We know that billing can be a hassle, and your team members are already overtaxed with dental insurance claims, adding medical insurance to the mix is just too much for your staff. You need time for your patients! We hear you. At Brady Billing, we make oral appliance therapy billing and insurance claims simple, so dentists and dental care teams can keep their focus where it belongs – on the patient.