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Dentists can use CDA's new Practice Health Check to ensure accurate dental plan billing

October 04, 2023 430

Every quarter, CDA publishes a Practice Health Check focusing on a different topic related to the business side of dentistry. Dental plan benefits are the focus in the fourth quarter of 2023. CDA members are invited to take the Q4 Practice Health Check evaluating one key question.

Autumn brings the colors of changing leaves and cooler temperatures as the year draws to a close. Just like you need to make sure your heating system is maintained and ready for the season ahead, examining your dental benefit billing habits on a regular basis is sound management.

Dental plan billing is the focus of CDA’s fourth-quarter Practice Health Check. Accurate dental benefit billing is important for maintaining and improving the financial health of the practice, but the process is detailed and requires dedicated time to ensure patient eligibility is completed thoroughly and current CDT codes are used properly.

CDA members are invited to take the Q4 Practice Health Check that presents three considerations to evaluate one important question: Are you utilizing the right tools to ensure accurate dental plan billing?

  1. The most important information needed to verify patient eligibility.
  2. Staying up to date on correct coding practices.
  3. Preparing for fee analysis.

For guidance on how to ensure your practice is accurately billing dental plans, start the Practice Health Check now and follow the links to additional CDA resources to help you navigate dental plans. 

Have questions about other practice challenges? CDA members have access to our online Resource Library, a robust collection of downloadable articles, guides, templates, checklists and forms designed for dental practice owners and associate dentists.