E0486 Dental Sleep Medicine Medical Code

E0486 Dental Sleep Medicine Medical Code

E0486 is the current HCPCS medical code (as of February 2017) for a custom-fitted mandibular sleep apnea appliance, used for dental sleep medicine medical billing. The description for E0486 is an oral device/appliance used to reduce upper airway collapsibility. This...
What is Dental Sleep Medicine?

What is Dental Sleep Medicine?

By Rose Nierman, RDH Sleep is supposed to be one of the healthiest and restorative activities one can partake in, an essential function required daily to feel renewed and energized for the coming day. But when snoring and sleep apnea enter the picture, sleep is...
Should I Add Dental Sleep Medicine To My Dental Practice?

Should I Add Dental Sleep Medicine To My Dental Practice?

As a dentist, have you thought about treating obstructive sleep apnea in your office? If you haven’t already, then you should begin contemplating it now. It is estimated that more than 18 million Americans currently suffer from sleep apnea–a sleep breathing...
Should I Add Medical Billing to My Dental Practice?

Should I Add Medical Billing to My Dental Practice?

Many dental practices bill medical insurance for medically necessary procedures such as Oral Appliances for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, TMJ splints and oral surgeries such as bone grafts, wisdom teeth extractions, and dental implants. A great way to distinguish your...