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Do Any of These Scenarios Hit Home?
In Our Practice…
- We take way too many plans.
- We take no plans.
- Patients don’t stay with us if their plan changes.
- We have available chair time.
Our Existing Patients…
- Accept only the treatment that is covered by their plan.
- Expect us to know exactly what their plan is going to pay.
- Hold us accountable when something goes not as planned.
- Come in only once or maybe twice then disappear.
Our New Patients…
- Want to know if we are part of their insurance.
- Expect to have their teeth cleaned on the first visit.
- Only want x-rays if the insurance pays for them.
- Are emotionally driven by their insurance benefits.
Our Administrative Support Team…
- Spends hours on the phone chasing down benefit information.
- Feels the need to tell patients everything about their plan.
- Wants stock narratives to satisfy requests for additional information.
- Keeps the doctor owners away from the daily EOBs.
- Has and wants nothing to do with the clinical team.
Our Clinical Support Team…
- Thinks auto-notes are the solution to everything.
- Wants the doctor to stop talking and simply run on time.
- Tells the patient that insurance is not part of what they do.
- Has and wants nothing to do with the administrative team.
- Want to do more dentistry.
- Want to get paid for what they do.
- Want to get paid now.
- Want the insurance to not be such a big deal.
And As The Owners…
- Have to keep everybody happy.
- Hear that the administrative team wants another employee.
- Knows that the clinical team wants another employee.
- Fears that the hygienists want more time with new patients.
- Realizes the actual cost of doing business.
- Frustrated that dentistry is not the team’s top priority.
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Tom Limoli is the prevailing expert on proper coding and administration of dental insurance benefit claims, with over 30 years of experience. Limoli & Associates has, over the past quarter century, assisted dental offices in streamlining the insurance reimbursement process and ahead of reimbursement trends.
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Limoli’s Original Dental Insurance Today – Blog
Not so long ago, the claim payment parameter for a crown was pretty simple. The “dump to pay” rate for these claims were rarely if ever questioned. Crowns were easy to treatment plan and they were a vital part of the overall cornerstone to dental office profitability. Those were the good old days of yesteryear and the rules have definitely changed.
It is imperative that we as dental professionals, both clinical and administrative, have a sequential process by which the entire team can follow. All too often I find offices that have slipped out of focus by attempting to hold themselves out as being all-knowing as well as all-doing when it comes to the patient’s benefit plan.
(Yours truly worked on this case for over three years and provided expert testimony on behalf of the Plaintiff.)
A Cook County jury has awarded more than $500,000 to an Oak Park dentist who bought another dentist’s practice, then later learned that dentist defrauded patients and their insurance companies and inflated his revenue.
It is a sad state of affairs when I see procedure coding taken completely out of context for the betterment of one’s own political agenda or simple lack of knowledge. So is the case with the age-old discussion of “When does perio maintenance become a prophylaxis?” Believe me when I say it has nothing to do with simply the calendar or GPS. What’s the solution?
Coming soon to a dental office near you are newly revised procedure codes and definitions for 2018. Will they make more problems or solutions? The management, reimbursement and subsequent coding of non-surgical periodontal care has, for years, been a nightmare for all segments of the dental profession. So what is the real problem and where is the hidden solution? You got it… Where is the dentist?
Monitoring your practice profitability is becoming more and more important as patients’ dollars are squeezed and patients must be savvy by maximizing their plan benefits in the present economy. If you’ve ever participated with an insurance plan or are simply considering the option, it has crossed your mind before… Are you really making money by participating with XYZ plan, or are you losing your shirt? …