Adherence Matters With Sleep Apnea and Hospital Readmission

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS Minimizing hospital readmission is a top priority, but we might not always be successful in achieving this goal. In a new study, researchers looked at obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. It suggests that non-adherence to treatment of...

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Three Ways that Medical Billing Benefits a Dental Practice

Author: Rose Nierman, Nierman Practice Management CEO 1. Receive higher case acceptance: With the help of medical insurance, many patients can move forward with needed treatments. 2. Save dental insurance benefits for tooth related procedures: Since most dental...

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Dental Sleep Medicine Market Continues to Grow

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS I’ve shared information like this before and I will keep sharing it. The dental sleep medicine market is growing and is continuing to grow year after year! If you’ve been hemming and hawing about whether or not you should complete...

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Getting Paid for Imaging

Author: Rose Nierman, Nierman Practice Management CEO Getting paid for imaging for medically necessary exams and imaging is the starting point for medical insurance billing.  A head, neck, and facial exam including upper airway screening and panorex are routinely...

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Treatment of Sleep Apnea Can Improve PTSD Symptoms

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS   Add this to the list of reasons to treat sleep apnea in your dental office. It has been found that there is a connection with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in veterans. With the use of a continuous...

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Accident Billing Tips for TMJ and Tooth Trauma

Author: Rose Nierman, RDH, Nierman Practice Management When your patient presents with an injury, specific ICD-10 codes are available for trauma to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or teeth. In addition to the diagnosis, it’s important to document the accident as...

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Quick Secrets of Lowering Dental Pain

The first logical reaction to severe dental pain would be to see the dentist as soon as possible, however, in some cases you can’t get to your dentist right away. You might be travelling, or not willing to experiment with another dental office. In the meantime, you...

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Is It Sleep Deprivation or ADHD?

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS Are you suffering from ADHD or is it your sleepiness that is causing it? Several experts met for the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress in Paris to examine research pointing at a strong association between sleep issues and...

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Medicare Parts Explained 2018

Medicare is for Americans who are 65 and older, and it’s an affordable approach to health care for all. While this federal program is great for keeping costs lowered in your golden years, it’s also notoriously confusing, particularly how it applies to dentists. Many...

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