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.
August 21, 2018
In a busy dental office, adding one more thing to your team’s to-do list can be a real challenge, especially when you’re growing the practice by offering a new service like dental sleep medicine. One common struggle dental offices have when it comes to opening their dental sleep practice is deciding whether or not to process medical insurance benefits. Many offices choose to forego this service, encouraging patients to apply for reimbursement of treatment costs directly from the medical benefit provider. While the reimbursement application process is usually pretty straightforward, patients may choose to visit a dental sleep practice that will complete these claims forms for them. If you want to offer medical insurance coverage for your patients without putting unnecessary stress on your dental office team, Brady Billing is here to help. We offer medical insurance and billing services, specializing in assisting dental sleep offices. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the reasons it’s so important to give your patients access to their medical coverage when building a new dental sleep office.
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.
July 20, 2018
There are a lot of medical billing service providers that help dental practices with their medical insurance and other billing needs. Your dental office is unlike any other practice in your area, and Brady Billing is not like any other billing provider. In this post, we’ll discuss just a few of the many factors that set us apart from other medical insurance and billing providers.
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.