Medical Crosscoding

Location:         Virtual & On-site

Scheduled:      2 Half Day Visits

Timescale:       Over 12 Months

 

It used to be so simple – your practice is dental and you filed dental claims for dental patients. You only thought about medical claims when you had medical procedures performed by your doctor. Well, times have changed. If your practice is not up-to-date on the latest in insurance filing systems, then you could be losing money and/or delaying reimbursement.

From many dental practices, the following is what we hear when they first discuss filing cross coded medical claims:

  • It’s not worth the trouble
  • It’s too difficult
  • It never pays
  • There’s not much that it will cover
  • …and on and on!

As a dental-medical cross coding specialist and coach, these are the type of comments that we deal with much too frequently prior to training. Sadly, this represents the negativity associated with implementing cross coding in dental practices. Let us dispel those myths and show you how you can create a win-win situation for your patients and your practice by implementing cross coding.

Here are Procedures Your Dental Practice could be Billing

  • Procedures needed do to trauma
  • Oral surgical procedures
  • Periodontal procedures
  • Implant procedures (trauma, loss of teeth due to a medical condition, or patients with bone atrophy that results in dentures that won’t seat correctly, resulting in difficulties with chewing and nutrition)
  • Endodontic procedures (trauma or a medical condition that caused the need for the endodontic treatment)
  • Prosthodontic procedures
  • TMD procedures
  • Sleep apnea appliances
  • Exams and X-rays that are associated with the above procedures

In addition, patients who are medically compromised by diseases or medical conditions may need dental treatment such as follows: Patients with medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy/hormonal conditions, other systemic diseases.

It’s Not Difficult, Just Different!

Medical cross-coding can be an untapped revenue source in most dental practices. It is rapidly becoming more important in today’s competitive environment. Cross-coding can increase cash-flow and add value to the practice with enhanced case acceptance and improved patient loyalty.

Here are Procedures Your Practice Could be Billing

  • Procedures needed do to trauma
  • Oral surgical procedures
  • Periodontal procedures
  • Implant procedures (trauma, loss of teeth due to a medical condition, or patients with bone atrophy that results in dentures that won’t seat correctly, resulting in difficulties with chewing and nutrition)
  • Endodontic procedures (Do to trauma or a medical condition)
  • Prosthodontic procedures
  • TMD procedures
  • Sleep apnea appliances
  • Exams and X-rays that are associated with the above procedures

In addition, patients who are medically compromised by diseases or medical conditions may need dental treatment such as follows:   Patients with medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy/hormonal conditions, other systemic diseases.

Cross-coding in dentistry is not difficult it is just different.  Let us create a win-win situation for your patients and your practice.

So KLAS Solutions asks you: “What’s holding you back?

We welcome you to contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with cross-coding.