5 things dentists should know about teledentistry billing

As many dentists rush to adopt teledentistry during the pandemic, some feel unsure of how to go about billing and benefits, according to an article published June 2 by the California Dental Association.

Here are five tips to know when billing for teledentistry:

  1. Insurance providers often have billing options available for teledentistry.

  2. Many dental plans are reimbursing certain procedures delivered through teledentistry.

  3. Dentists should submit claims electronically to avoid delayed pay.

  4. Dentists can be reimbursed faster if they enroll in electronic funds transfer.

  5. Not all dental plans cover or reimburse teledentistry codes. The dental plan does not view the code as a covered benefit, but rather as a report on the appointment's delivery method.

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