10 Ways to Ensure Successful and Ethical Dental Insurance Billing

Oral Health Group

Dental insurance billing is one of the most critical operations at a dental office. Despite your … The post 10 Ways to Ensure Successful and Ethical Dental Insurance Billing appeared first on Oral Health Group.

Do's and don'ts for insurance

Dr. Bicuspid

Practices should review patient insurance participation each year. The doctor and financial coordinator should be aware of important data such as what percentage of total practice collections is generated by insurance, explains Dr. Roger P.


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How much should you pay for malpractice insurance? $4,000? $5,000?

Dentistry Gone Digital

I just got off the phone with my insurance sales rep and they informed me that it would now cost me almost $11,000 to have malpractice insurance in New York City! Rising Malpractice Insurance Costs. Occurrence-Based Insurance. By: Dr. Luke Shapiro.

Why is insurance verification so important?

Dr. Bicuspid

For many people, having dental insurance is a valuable perk: They feel they can afford dentistry. Dr. James Anderson details what you need to know about insurance verification.

Do's and don'ts for dental insurance

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental insurance is a complex issue for many dental practices. Due to the number of plans, contract variations, and patient questions, your team can find it challenging to provide accurate information and customer service to patients, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.

6 ways Eaglesoft Insurance Suite can bolster resilience in your practice

Off the Cusp

One such opportunity lies in software that improves your insurance claim process, such as Eaglesoft Insurance Suite. Especially with different insurance companies having different requirements, knowing what is needed is invaluable. Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog.

What Does Disability Buy/Sell Insurance Cover?

The Big Brush

When an unexpected illness or injury affects one dentist’s ability to work, disability buy/sell Insurance may help facilitate the purchase of the disabled dentists' interest by the remaining partners/shareholders. Disability Income Insurance

3 big insurance mistakes dental practices are making

Dentistry Gone Digital

As we dive deeper into 2021, dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan of Odyssey Management is seeing three big issues with dental insurance that practices encounter. First , some practices have yet to switch over to the 2019 ADA insurance claim form.

The top 7 reasons dental insurance claims are rejected

Dr. Bicuspid

Now more than ever, it is important to submit complete and correct insurance claims, writes Steve Roberts. 4 easy tricks to be more productive with outstanding insurance claims. Answering your questions about amalgam, composites, and dental insurance claims

Dental visits lag for publicly insured patients

Dr. Bicuspid

By August 2020, privately insured patients were visiting the dentist at about the same rate as before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association. for patients with public insurance.

Help Your Patients Maximize Their Dental Insurance Benefits Before 2022

Planet DDS

With many insurance plans having a “use it or lose it” policy, you can help your patients by reminding them of expiring benefits as we approach the end of the year. Surprisingly, only a small percentage of people maximize their annual dental insurance plans each year. .

4 Variables that Affect Disability Income Insurance Premiums for Dentists

The Big Brush

Disability income insurance may be a way for dentists and other skilled professionals to help replace wages lost when an injury or illness affects their ability to earn an income. Disability Income Insurance

My Patients Only Want What Insurance Covers!

Coaches Corner

We hear it from dentists and team members everywhere – “my patients are driven by insurance.” ” In this episode of The Madow Dental Podcast we dig a little deeper and discover that maybe it’s the practice itself that is insurance dependent!

7 steps to sending clean insurance claims

Dr. Bicuspid

One of the top reasons your insurance aging report may be larger than you would like is because your office is not sending clean claims. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: How teledentistry will play into dental insurance benefits in 2021 and beyond.

ADA webinar features introduction to dental insurance

Dental News and Technology

23 January 21, 2021 The ADA is offering a free educational webinar in February to assist new and existing dental office managers, staff and dentists who are looking for guidance and insights as they try to navigate the dental insurance maze. How to talk to patients about dental insurance.

Purchasing Insurance

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Purchasing insurance prior to starting your career is a smart decision. Both professional liability (malpractice) and disability insurance should be obtained when practicing as a dental hygienist. Professional liability insurance is affordable (typically less than one day’s pay).

A spotlight on the national health insurance model in Taiwan


When we go to the dentist, we are used to paying for the appointment through a private insurance company or out-of-pocket. Once such model is national health insurance (NHI), which is implemented in my home country of Taiwan. How does national health insurance work?

Rolling off your parent’s health insurance plan


Once we reach our third and fourth year of dental school, many of us turn 26 and face being removed from our parents’ health insurance plans. To make it even more confusing, insurance laws and regulations vary from state to state. Insurance basics.

Do You Take My (Crappy) Insurance?

Coaches Corner

Do You Take My Crappy Insurance. One of the toughest telephone calls to handle is from a potential new patient who is “in network” or crappy insurance company that you don’t participate with. Highlights from “Do You Take My (Crappy) Insurance?”

May Is Disability Income Insurance Awareness Month

The Big Brush

May is disability income insurance awareness month , an effort focused on educating all Americans on the importance of disability income protection. Disability Income Insurance

What Is Disability Buyout Insurance for Dentists?

The Big Brush

Disability income insurance can play an important role in protecting your income as a practicing dentist should you become injured or ill and unable to work. Disability Income Insurance Dental Practice Business Tips

6M adults lost dental insurance because of COVID-19

Dr. Bicuspid

Report: Dental care unaffordable even for insured adultsApproximately 6 million adults in the U.S. have lost oral health coverage as a result of no longer being employed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report from CareQuest Institute for Oral Health found.

Improve Dental Insurance Verification With Online Scheduling


Verify a Patient’s Dental Insurance with The Ease of Patient Online Scheduling. An online booking platform that streamlines dental insurance verification can make your job easier and improve the patient experience. Prequalify New Patients by Listing Dental Insurance Options.

Frequently Asked Questions About Vacaville Dental Insurance

Vacaville Dental Professionals

Even though the mouth is an integral part of the body, dental care isn’t typically covered under your health insurance policy. You need a separate dental insurance policy to cover the costs of regular oral care or you can opt to pay out of pocket. Why is Dental Insurance a Good Idea?

The importance of dental insurance verification in the new year

Dr. Bicuspid

This includes the ability to work seamlessly with their insurance, for the sake of both patients and the efficiency of the business.

Frequently Asked Questions About Beverly Hills Dental Insurance

Secure Smiles

Even though the mouth is an integral part of the body, dental care isn’t typically covered under your health insurance policy. You need a separate dental insurance policy to cover the costs of regular oral care or you can opt to pay out of pocket. Why is Dental Insurance a Good Idea?

How the clinical team can support dental insurance reimbursement

Dr. Bicuspid

There is no question that the entire team plays a role in a dental practice receiving insurance reimbursement in a timely manner. A big part of that falls on the clinical team, DrBicuspid.com Clinical Editor Dr. David Rice reminds his colleagues as the end of the year draws near.

Dental Insurance Blogging, Local Dentist Office Info

Dental Chat

We get asked many local dental insurance questions online at DentalChat. The post Dental Insurance Blogging, Local Dentist Office Info appeared first on DentalChat. We have many great dental articles on DentalChat.com. Dental care is an important part of an individual’s overall health. Also, we discuss many local dentist’s blogs and local dental office information online with us. We get asked many local dentist office questions online – Read More.

When should you start looking for disability income insurance?


At our firm, we have always held that disability income insurance is protection that anyone practicing dentistry should secure as soon as possible (read: immediately!). Now is a great time to buy disability income insurance. Please consult with a licensed insurance advisor.

Understanding the Benefits - and Limitations - of Dental Insurance

Cherokee Dental Professionals

Most of us think of insurance as a means to protect us and our families from unforeseen loss. While that’s the general definition, some insurance plans — like dental —. Oral Health dental insurance

How Much Is Business Loan Insurance for Dental Practices?

The Big Brush

Purchasing business loan insurance when starting your dental practice may be an appropriate consideration. Dental Practice Business Tips Business Loan Protection InsuranceIt may also be required by the lender.

Why you need help with dental insurance billing in 2021

Dr. Bicuspid

New year, same problems. In his latest column, Dr. James Anderson details how dental plans are changing -- and why they still matter. He also shares four tips to help patients connect with your practice in 2021.

Hand Insurance for Dentists: What Could You Consider?

The Big Brush

In fact, some dentists choose to take out insurance policies on their hands in order to protect their income. Disability Income InsuranceAs a dentist, your hands are crucial to your career.

Is Dental Insurance Worth the Cost?

Creekview Dental

Do you have dental insurance? Whether you already have dental insurance or you’re thinking about purchasing it, you may be wondering if it is worth the cost. Having insurance can cover all or a portion of the cost of some of these services, reducing the amount you pay out of pocket. .

3 Reasons Not to Wait for Dental Insurance to Visit the Dentist

Modern Family Dental

Although many people without insurance put off going to the dentist long term, this can actually harm your health. Waiting until you have insurance can mean ignoring warning signs with your oral health. Dental Insurance

How teledentistry will play into dental insurance benefits in 2021 and beyond

Dr. Bicuspid

What do dental practices and dental patients need to know about teledentistry as we head into 2021, especially when it comes to the insurance side of the equation?

Why now is the perfect time to look at your malpractice insurance

Dr. Bicuspid

David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com , has a word of advice for all dentists: Know what is going on with your malpractice insurance and where you stand in the event it is needed.

What Does Business Overhead Insurance Cover?

The Big Brush

If you're an owner of a dental practice or thinking about starting one up, you need to make sure you have the proper type of coverage to protect your investment. Dental Practice Business Tips

How Does Dental Insurance Work?


According to a recent study, about 60% of people in Virginia have some form of dental insurance. However, dental insurance is often confusing and complex. In this article, we’ll try to clear up some of the common misconceptions about dental insurance. We’ll also help you understand how to get the dental care you need — whether you have dental insurance or not. Benefits - Benefits are simply the coverage provided by your dental insurance plan.

While Private Insurers Must Cover Rapid COVID-19 Tests, Medicare Does Not

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

On January 15, the White House announced that private health insurance companies will be required to cover the cost of eight rapid at-home COVID-19 tests per month.

Improve Your Profitability and Patient Relationships by Tracking the Changes in Dental Insurance

Planet DDS

Perspective being what it is…the changes in dental insurance coverage could signal needed hope. It has to do with the perceived alignment between medical and dental insurance providers. If you’re glass-half-full person there’s reason to be hopeful.

Why You Should Take Advantage of the Opportunity to Bill Medical Insurance for Dental Procedures

Planet DDS

That’s the tension often felt when the opportunity presents to determine the procedures your dental practice can bill to medical insurance. The fact that something is legal doesn’t always guarantee acceptance.

In Curve Hero, how to know if you should continue being 'in contract' with an insurance carrier

Dr. Bicuspid

Knowing which dental insurance plans are benefiting or hurting your practice is important to the growth of your business in 2021. For those with Curve Hero practice management software, trainer Tracey Thompson offers some tips and advice on how to understand the various dental insurance options out there, as well as the pros and cons for your bottom line. How to track remaining insurance benefits in Curve Hero.