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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Jul 3, 2020

This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Teresa Duncan, MS. Teresa talks to us about teledentistry and the coding that surrounds it! 
Teresa is a speaker and writer with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Her areas of expertise include proven accounts receivable and insurance methods, and helping doctors and managers establish solid management systems. A recipient of the Educator of the Year Award by the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries – a component of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, she understands the importance of continuing education.
Episode Highlights
  • Pre COVID-19 vs. Post COVID-19
  • D9995 and D9996
  • D0190/D140
  • Evaluation Codes
“The ADA has a really nice guide on teledentistry and it’s uses”  
“Its basically to determine whether the patient needs to be seen by a dentist for diagnosis” 
“When I take a look at the time involved…I almost feel like you should be looking at D140”
“It’s not a code that is going to pay out a lot, it's more of a descriptor” 
“A lot of the talk is that you can only use the 140, and that is just not true” 
“D0170 is one of the more criminally underused codes out there” 
“You should absolutely be charging for that, especially with all the PPE being used” 
“9311 can be done over teledentistry” 
“There are dedicated apps for this”
“Code for what you did, look at what you did, and then find the right code” 
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