I recently spoke with Kandra Sellers, founder of TIPS Medical Billing, for an end-of-year update on medical billing advantages. We all know that reimbursement for our exams is very low. Yet it’s an easy thing for us to be reimbursed for with medical billing. We can use patients’ medical insurance for many dental procedures.
We’re denied too much money that we’ve earned because we’ve been brainwashed by the “coupon program” that’s dental benefits. Medical billing is overall very underutilized in the dental profession. We chase so many benefits this time of year, when we don’t need to. Medical has unlimited resources, i.e., money to pay us. We work hard, so why aren’t we working harder on learning medical billing? Kandra sees the results from the dental practices that have figured this out, and how much more they’re being reimbursed for.
We discuss some of the fine points of how or if to bill both dental and medical to be reimbursed for your full fee. Sometimes medical will cover an entire procedure when dental insurance will not.
Kandra explains how she gets dental practices started with billing medical. First she often evaluates their dental billing to make sure it’s being used correctly. Then she starts everyone with an MBA (medical billing analysis). Visit TIPS Medical Billing to get started now.
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