November 16, 2019
As a dental professional whose focus is to help patients achieve healthier, more beautiful smiles, you don’t have time to worry about the paperwork, claims, and billing processes. This is why you have skilled and talented staff members who can take care of that for you, but if you offer sleep apnea services, you might find that your staff is now faced with handling medical insurance in addition to dental. If this is a new concept, it’s time to consider how a third-party medical billing company like Brady Billing can help.
How is Dental Insurance Different Than Medical Insurance?
It is likely that your dental team is used to solely dealing with dental insurance companies. After all, it is a dental practice; however, the moment you decided to start offering sleep apnea therapy, medical insurance entered the picture. If you are unsure how the two differ, allow us to explain:
- Dental insurance is designed for preventive services. Yes, there are times when problems arise, and the insurer will agree to cover certain restorative treatments. But, if you’ll look at most insurance company policies, preventive care is covered at 100%, which means, being proactive about oral health is in the best interest of the patient.
- Medical insurance is typically designed to handle unexpected health problems and conditions. While a person can opt for a yearly exam by their doctor, it’s highly unlikely that most people will seek care unless something is wrong (i.e. cold, flu, broken arm, stomach pains). This is where medical insurance can be extremely beneficial for a patient, as it allows them to receive treatment and care when they need it most.
When working with a patient who suffers from sleep apnea, although treatment will be provided by you and your office, these services will need to be filed with medical insurance, not dental.
How Can Brady Billing Improve Your Practice?
When considering how sleep apnea billing is handled, a third-party company like Brady Billing can be a true asset to your practice. Not only will it free up time and resources spent on trying to navigate a complicated medical billing process, but Brady Billing will handle all the medical insurance processing for your patients as well as collaborate with your staff to make the entire process seamless. This eliminates any headaches for you, your team, and your patients.
About Brady Billing
Want to make the billing process easier on you and your staff? At Brady Billing, we specialize in dental offices that provide sleep medicine services and offer billing services for dentist offices throughout the country. By offering a range of billing services, we can assist in answering your questions and providing a complimentary consultation to discuss available services. To find out how we can help you, visit our website or call (844) 424-5548.
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