The first thing dental insurance no waiting period is you probably get the most information the fastest when you’re checking eligibility for the patients that you’re scheduled now you you probably have .
- The list of contracts that you signed and hopefully you can go look through those contracts hopefully you saved them.
- The insurance provider manuals if you signed contracts and usually somewhere in there is that but let’s say .
- That you walked into a practice let’s say you’re an office manager and this has happened to me as an office manager .
- I walked into a practice and they said we take Delta okay and then I’m processing the claims and.
I realized that they take more than Delta they take this plan that plan this plan and so what I had to start doing is reading
the EO B’s and then I realized that we should have been asking us when we check the eligibility because if you don’t know who you’re in network
With you don’t know what you’re supposed to be writing off and what you’re not supposed to be writing off you don’t know if your co-pays your
your patient portions are correct it turns into very stressful environment for whoever’s doing the billing and this is how not having
This information this is how you set your office managers up to fail this is how you get high turnover at
The front desk so this is this is very important so one of the things that I had to do because I had to do it backwards I I took over from someone
Who was not sharing into the information and what didn’t seem to save any and the doctor just said I know we take Delta well you take Delta and then when we checked eligibility we asked
What network when they said yes you’re in network what network are we in so then when I got the names of those networks and I started putting those things together also on the EO B’s .
I got the information because it will tell you processed as part of whatever network then I realized then I could have a list and then I contacted them I got all the payers in their network I got the fee schedules then I started then