Wednesday, March 08, 2006

#1 Reason Dental Insurance Claims Are Denied

Did you know that the Number One reason claims are rejected by insurance companies is that the wrong group number is placed on the claim?

If you’re filing electronically, always make sure that all information is accurate in your software.

If you’re using paper claims, be accurate and legible. More insurance companies are using optical scanning (OCR) to input claims into their system and a smudged entry can be mis-read.

Whenever a patient is starting a new series of visits, confirm that their correct insurance information. They might have switched jobs or benefit levels in the interim and your old information might not be accurate.

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