3 Key Things Dentists Need to Increase Physician Referrals

3 Key Things Dentists Need to Increase Physician Referrals

Have you been eagerly providing oral appliance therapy to your patients, only to encounter disappointment due to the lack of support from their physicians? This is one of the most common frustrations among sleep dentists, but the good news is that there are steps you...

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Why You Should Not Use Templates for SOAP Notes

Why You Should Not Use Templates for SOAP Notes

You may have heard the expression, "soap it up." In healthcare, this expression applies to infection control, but a SOAP note is also a method of documentation used explicitly by medical and dental providers. A SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment, and plan) note...

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Cross-Coding: What is Coinsurance vs Copay?

Cross-Coding: What is Coinsurance vs Copay?

Medical Billing in Dentistry; What is the difference between coinsurance and copay? Are you, as a dental office, starting to bill medical insurance? If so, you may have noticed that some of the terms in the medical billing arena require further explanation. One of the...

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Medical Billing for Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

Medical Billing for Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

Great news! Your patient's medical insurance may cover Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). This information is especially intriguing for dental practices since many dental insurance companies do not offer CBCT reimbursement. Which brings us to the questions: how,...

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Medical Billing for Bone Grafts: Maxilla & Mandible

Medical Billing for Bone Grafts: Maxilla & Mandible

Is your dental practice billing bone grafts to medical insurance? If not, you will want to read on! Medical insurers commonly cover services rendered in the dental practice setting. Dental practices across the country have been able to help their patients maximize...

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How to Decide Which Dental-to-Medical Billing Service to Use

How to Decide Which Dental-to-Medical Billing Service to Use

When choosing a dental-to-medical billing service, there are several key decision factors to consider beyond price. You have likely heard the age-old saying, "you get what you pay for". Medical billing services are no exception, and this adage is especially true for...

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Medical Coding for Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

Medical Coding for Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

The term "TMJ" has an average of 201,000 searches a month. That's over 2.4 million times per year! Other popular searches include "temporomandibular joint dysfunction," which ranks at an average of 90,500 a month or over 1 million a year, and "TMJ treatment," with...

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ICD-10 2023 Updates for Dental Practices

ICD-10 2023 Updates for Dental Practices

ICD-10 2023 updates are here! If you are reading this, you are likely wondering about the release of new billing codes for medical billing in dentistry such as sleep apnea appliances, TMJ treatment and oral surgeries. Well, you are in luck; the new medical billing...

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Dentists Bill Medical Insurance for Frenectomy

Dentists Bill Medical Insurance for Frenectomy

Dentists: Bill medical insurance for frenectomy!   We are on a mission to raise awareness about medical coverage for frenectomies. We at Nierman Practice Management are often asked if medical insurance will reimburse dental practices when performing frenectomies...

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