What did my dentist do after my insurance denied the claim?
My dentist sent me bills after my insurance denied the claim but I did not know how much the charge would be before his service. My dentist office have done deep cleaning on my teeth. I gave the office my insurance.
Can a dentist be responsible for unpaid bills?
Your dentist is not responsible because your insurance did not cover the services rendered. Unpaid charges are properly billed to you. It is your responsibility to ask about the cost of services before they are performed, otherwise you must pay a reasonable sum.
When to give notice of dental office closing?
General notice can be given by posting a notice in a prominent place in the dental office. Of course, this only works for patients who will be visiting the office within that 60-90 day period before closure, so this is only a partial answer.
Can a dental practice be exposed to legal liability?
After you’ve established your policy, take the time to train your front desk and billing staff. Practices can be exposed to legal liability simply because of an employee who is not appropriately trained or who is uncomfortable or incapable of accurately communicating with patients who are delinquent.
When do dental insurance claims get sent out?
Regardless of who does contact them, it is still not a guarantee of coverage. Most dental insurance claims are sent electronically either the same day or the day after your visit.
How are dental insurance claims handled at affiliated dentists?
Our front office staff at Affiliated Dentists is trained to submit your dental insurance claims to your insurance company properly, regardless of the type of dental work done, so you don’t have to.
Do you have to tell your dentist about your insurance?
Your insurance company will never tell your dental office anything unless they are informed to contact them first. They do, however, send this information to you, the patient. This is why it is your responsibility to always provide this information to your dental office before your next appointment.
What happens if my dental insurance plan changes?
Many patients think that if their insurance plan changes or terminates, their dental office staff is notified by the dental insurance, but this is far from true. Your insurance company will never tell your dental office anything unless they are informed to contact them first.