Sarah Beth Herman
Medical Billing for Dental 5 Part Series: Part 5
And that is a wrap! Welcome to part five of Dentistry Support's free training series on medical billing for dental procedures. We have covered a lot. Let's chat about the final goods you need to know about medical billing that you need to know BEFORE you start medical billing in your dental practice.
Dental offices that are looking to increase their revenue streams should consider billing medical insurance for certain dental procedures. However, this process requires a deep understanding of medical coding and documentation, which is why working with a medical billing company is crucial. Dentistry Support is a great resource for dental offices looking to bill medical insurance for dental procedures. With their expertise in medical billing, they can help dental offices navigate the complex world of medical coding and documentation, ensuring that they are maximizing their reimbursement rates.
It is important to note that the use of ICD-10 codes in medical billing is complex and requires extensive training and knowledge. It is recommended that you consult with a certified medical coder or a billing specialist to ensure accurate and compliant billing practices.
That being said, for dental procedures, the most commonly used ICD-10 codes include:
K02.9 - Dental caries, unspecified
K04.9 - Disease of pulp and periapical tissues, unspecified
K08.8 - Other specified disorders of teeth and supporting structures
K08.9 - Disorder of teeth and supporting structures, unspecified
K10.9 - Unspecified disease of jaws
Again, it is important to emphasize that proper coding for medical billing is a complex process that requires training and expertise. You should consult with a qualified professional to ensure that your billing practices are accurate and compliant with regulations. Dentistry Support can guide dental offices in using the correct codes and documentation to ensure a streamlined billing process and to reduce the risk of claim denials or delays.
Proper documentation is also essential for billing medical insurance for dental procedures. Dental offices must have detailed notes on the patient's medical history, as well as a clear explanation of how the dental procedure is medically necessary. Without proper documentation, medical insurance companies may deny claims, resulting in lost revenue for dental offices. With the help of Dentistry Support, dental offices can ensure that they have the proper documentation to support their claims and improve their chances of reimbursement.
The most common ICD-10 codes for billing dental sleep apnea treatment to medical insurance include:
G47.33 - Obstructive sleep apnea (adult) (pediatric)
G47.34 - Cheyne-Stokes breathing
G47.35 - Central sleep apnea
G47.36 - Sleep-related hypoventilation/hypoxemia
G47.37 - Mixed sleep apnea
In addition to the ICD-10 codes, the following CPT codes may also be used for billing dental sleep apnea treatment to medical insurance:
95806 - Sleep study, unattended, simultaneous recording of heart rate, oxygen saturation, respiratory airflow, and respiratory effort
95810 - Polysomnography, 6 or more parameters of sleep, including airflow, breathing efforts, oxygen saturation, heart rate, and electroencephalogram (EEG) and electrooculogram (EOG)
95811 - Polysomnography, 6 or more parameters of sleep, with the initiation of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy or bi-level ventilation, attended by a technologist
Billing medical insurance for dental procedures is an amazing opportunity for dental offices to improve their financial outlook. With the guidance of Dentistry Support, dental offices can successfully navigate the world of medical billing and expand their revenue streams. By working with a medical billing company that specializes in this type of billing, dental offices can streamline their billing process, reduce the risk of claim denials, and increase their reimbursement rates.
Thanks for joining us for part five of our medical billing training series. We know this was a ton of information and we encourage you to start from scratch and read it again and again so you can familiarize your team. Don't start billing dental to medical until you get all the steps or you risk not getting paid. You can schedule a call with us today to attend our free webinar for Medical Billing to Dental here. Remember, while understanding medical billing is the foundation to success, it does not guarantee payment or success of your practice. But you can lean on Dentistry Support® for support in understanding medical billing terminology and software.
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