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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) previously issued a ruling whereby all healthcare providers who write prescriptions for Medicare beneficiaries must be either enrolled in Medicare or have a valid opt out affidavit on file.
There has never been a specific CDT code to report the treatment of patients with moderate or severe gingival inflammation and no attachment loss, until now. CDT 2017 will introduce a new code for this purpose!
Recently Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced another delay in the implementation in CMS-1459-F.
Guidance has been sought from the ADA and multiple private insurance payers for clarification on the proper reporting of time increments for the new sedation codes, D9223 and D9243.
One of the most significant changes in CDT 2016 concerns the reporting of intravenous sedation and general anesthesia.
Practices are shifting from the traditional solo practice model to a corporate or multi-doctor practice structure.
Understand the ICD-10-CM requirements for dental claims.
Medicare Part D Delayed
ICD-10 implementation is set for October 1, 2015.
NEA's FastLook™ is a searchable database that offers documentation requirements based on the procedure and payer in question.
Don't forget to submit enrollment application!
The IRS says that Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and medical reimbursement plans do not comply with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The 2012 ADA Dental Claim Form provides a method of reporting dental services.
Recommendations from the FDA...
On the heels of Washington Dental Service and Delta Dental of Idaho making big cuts to the fees they pay providers, Delta Dental of California recently announced its new policy for dentists enrolling in Delta Dental for the first time.
Before implementing any marketing plan, dentists need to ensure that their marketing programs do not violate state and federal anti-kickback laws, third party payer contracts, and the ADA Code of Ethics.
After 15 years of processing claims for the world's largest dental plan the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) United Concordia will finally be passing the baton. MetLife has been awarded the new Department of Defense contract and will begin handling TDP claims beginning May 1, 2012.
August 26, 2011 -- Several studies published this summer showcase the potential for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a hard- and soft-tissue diagnostic tool in dentistry, and research groups in Germany are leading the way. © DrBicuspid.com
September 7, 2011 -- A well-known Massachusetts dentist who was disciplined for unauthorized use of Botox and inadequate sterilization procedures is a compelling reminder that dental practitioners need to keep abreast of state and federal regulatory changes that affect their practices. © DrBiscuspid.com
August 29, 2011 -- A California pediatric dentist says he is being unfairly accused of mistreating a patient by an angry parent who created a Facebook page to attack him following the extraction of his young son's tooth. © DrBicuspid.com
September 12, 2011 -- The Georgia Board of Dentistry has rejected as written a proposed rule change that would have required public health hygienists to be under the direct supervision of a dentist when they provide basic preventive services in schools, community health centers, and prisons. © DrBicuspid.com