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All About Dental Billing and Process of Billing

What is billing in dental?

Dental billing involves getting reimbursed for dental procedures based on the insurance used by the patient.

What is the difference between dental billing and medical billing?

Dental billing involves different claims submission processes, using different coding (CDT) vs. medical coding (CPT/ICD).  Medical billing also tends to have higher deductibles, need verification of benefits more often, and takes longer to get paid.

What is the process of billing?

The dental billing process starts with entering the patient data into the EHR (Electronic Heath Records) system—this includes the treatment, coding, and insurance.  Then the claim can be submitted, and typically involves consistent follow-up, and on the rare cases appealing denials.  Patients are then billed and payments are posted in the EHR, with the billing company keeping the provider up to speed with monthly collections reports.

Why is dental billing important?

Without dental billing, providers cannot be compensated by insurance companies for their work.

What is the best way to bill a client?

The best way to bill a client is to send patient statements periodically through the EHR system, for the client to pay electronically.

What information is needed for billing?

The information needed for billing is patient demographics, treatment, coding, and insurance information.

Also Read: 10 Reasons Why Your Dental Insurance Claims Will Get Denied

What details to include in billing?

Dental billing details should include the correct CDT coding, clinical notes, treatment performed, and diagnostic information.