January 29, 2019
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.(more…)
December 24, 2018
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.(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…)
August 15, 2017
Your practice has grown so much over the past few years since you’ve started treating patients for obstructive sleep apnea, and you’re just happy that you’re able to help more people than ever. Of course, progress always has drawbacks. As you know, OSA treatments are typically covered by medical insurance rather than dental, and with that comes an entirely different billing process. Dental medical billing is as time consuming as it is essential, and you just wish there was a simpler way to do it so your team didn’t have to spend half their day on the phone helping a single patient.
Fortunately, more and more dentists have discovered a way to do just that, and today, we’re going to share it with you. (more…)
August 8, 2017
Fee negotiation. If you’re a dentist who regularly treats people for sleep apnea, then you’re all too familiar with this process, or rather, your front desk team is. When it comes to dental medical billing, you want your practice AND your patients to get the absolute most that they can from their medical insurance, but companies sure don’t make it easy. It’s almost impossible to just call them up on the phone, and even if you do get a hold of someone, your only reward is negotiating money when you’d rather be helping patients.
Fortunately, there are ways to streamline this process so everyone can get exactly what they want: you’ll be fairly compensated for your services, your patients will save on a treatment they need, and your team won’t have to spend half the day on the phone to make it happen. (more…)
July 16, 2017
Over the past few years, you’ve started treating a large amount of patients for obstructive sleep apnea, and while this might seem like a great thing for your practice on the surface, you know it can cause quite a headache. Your staff gets tied up for hours on the phone filing medical insurance claims for oral appliances, and they’re only able to handle a few patients a day at this rate. Wouldn’t you like to simplify this process so everyone in your office can just concentrate on helping people rather than have to deal with medical insurance? At Brady Billing, our sole job is to make dental medical billing easier for you, and here are the 3 main ways we do it.
June 28, 2017
Now, more and more dental practices are choosing to offer treatment for sleep apnea due to the use of an oral appliance. However, this does create a certain set of challenges as the patient’s medical coverage must be billed instead of their dental. With sleep apnea insurance billing for dentist treatments, one area you may have difficulty with is a gap exception. At Brady Billing, we understand the process is a bit confusing. We will help shed some light on the insurance waiver.
June 15, 2017
As a dentist who offers treatment for sleep apnea, you provide a great service for those living with the sleep disorder. However, it does come with a certain set of challenges because you must bill the patient’s medical insurance instead of using their dental coverage. When a patient has a secondary or supplemental insurance, this further complicates medical billing for dentist. To help simplify the process, Brady Billing will help you understand the difference between the two insurances.
May 19, 2017
With at least 18 million Americans suffering from sleep apnea, a disorder that causes pauses in breathing, dentists are becoming an invaluable asset to treating the condition. Now, many patients are choosing to treat the sleep disorder with an oral appliance, which is only available from a dentist. While it is an excellent opportunity for you to provide patients with a treatment, it does cause a certain challenge when billing for reimbursement. You must bill the patient’s medical insurance, not their dental insurance. This creates quite the challenge for sleep apnea insurance billing for dentists. Now, you can simplify the process with Brady Billing’s upcoming medical billing and training for dentists.
April 19, 2017
Now, more dentists are offering treatments for certain medical conditions, like sleep apnea. While this offers a great service to the community and helps build your practice, it does come with a set of challenges. When treating medical conditions, you have to bill the patient’s medical insurance, not their dental insurance. As a result, it can lead to errors that could cause issues with the reimbursement process. When billing medical insurances for dentist practices, you need pre-authorizations. With insurance pre-determinations, you will ensure a procedure is covered under the patient’s insurance prior to offering the treatment.