Medical Billing for Dentists – Oral Cancer Screenings

Will medical insurance coding and billing for dentists help your patients by paying for oral cancer screenings? Medical billing is something dental offices may want to consider, especially when the patient lacks dental insurance and for screening tools.  Although it...
15 Services for Dentists to Bill Medical Insurance

15 Services for Dentists to Bill Medical Insurance

Is your dental office billing medical insurance? If not, you and your patients may be missing an opportunity for the higher reimbursements through medical plans. Medical insurance often reimburses for procedures that dentists perform on a daily basis when the services...
The Need for Inclusion of Sleep Apnea in Dental Curriculum

The Need for Inclusion of Sleep Apnea in Dental Curriculum

Dental students typically spend about eight years in college–from their bachelor to their dental degree. Throughout those years in college, these students will learn a lot to prepare them for their journey into dentistry. However, how many hours do they actually...
Sleep Apnea can Increase Our Patients’ Risk for Diabetes

Sleep Apnea can Increase Our Patients’ Risk for Diabetes

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS   November was diabetes awareness month, which is why I think it is important to continue the conversation. While each month is used to raise awareness for a different health condition, I think it is a great opportunity to keep this...
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...