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6 things to do before the year ends

As the year comes to a close, there are some things you’ll want to take care of before a well-deserved holiday break. Make sure you’ve taken action on the following items to set yourself up for success in the new year!

1. Get ready for 2022 CDT codes

Be sure to use the new codes on claims for treatment provided after January 1, 2022. A summary of the changes introduced by CDT 2022 will be available in the Reference Library in Provider Tools in mid-December. Copies of CDT 2022 may be purchased at adacatalog.org. For more info, check out this summary of changes and claims processing policies.

2. Complete your fraud, waste and abuse training by December 31

If you’re a Medicare Advantage dentist, you’re required to complete annual General Compliance and Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) certification. A big part of this is completing FWA training, but you also need to have a written ethics guide and code of business conduct for your practice. Fortunately, the steps needed to take care of this requirement are available online.

3. Take care of re-credentialing

Based on the standards of national, federal and state accrediting and regulatory agencies, we’re obligated to confirm at least once every three years that dentists in our networks are professionally qualified. If you’ve received a letter from us about re-credentialing recently, that means your re-credentialing may be due in as little as three months from the postmarked date. Make sure to complete and return your re-credentialing form and to let us know right away if the letter you received is for a dentist who’s no longer at your practice location. We’re obligated to terminate your contract if your credential expires, so don’t wait!

4. Encourage your patients to use their benefits before the end of the year

Many studies and surveys have found that most people don’t understand how insurance works. Because of this, your patients may not realize that their annual maximum has not been met and more care can be covered by their insurance. It can be helpful for your patients if you contact them while there’s still time for them to make the most of their benefits. All Delta Dental plans cover diagnostic and preventive services at low cost or no cost, so remind your patients to get their cleanings and exams before their plans reset with the new calendar year. For patients who have hit their annual maximum but still need non-urgent care, encourage them to make appointments for early in the new year.

5. Verify your taxpayer identification number (TIN)

Do we have your correct TIN in our files? Make sure that we do in order to ensure that your Delta Dental earnings are properly reported to the IRS. You can check the last four digits of your TIN on page 1 of the claim payment documents you receive from us. If those digits don’t match exactly with your TIN on file with the IRS for your name/business, notify us right away with the TIN enrollment form on our website.

6. Report any suspicions of fraud

We work diligently with all of our partners to uncover and prevent fraud. If you suspect fraud has occurred, please contact us. You can reach us through:

  • Our fraud hotline: 800-526-1852
  • Our fraud report form
  • Medicare’s fraud, waste and abuse hotline (if Medicare fraud is suspected): 800-511-0831

Have a great rest of 2021!

Your best free marketing tool for finding new patients

A lot can happen in a year! If you’ve made some new hires, changed your hours or updated any other important information about your business, then consider this your friendly reminder to check your online directory listing.

With millions of Delta Dental members utilizing our Find a Dentist online directory, your listing is a powerful marketing tool for finding new patients in your area. Your listing includes essential information, such as languages spoken by staff, location, hours and if you’re accepting new patients. It’s free and easy to use, but it’s up to you to make sure that your information stays accurate. That’s why we recommend setting a yearly reminder to revise your listing.

Updating your listing

  1. Log into Provider Tools and select  thesis on edgar allen poe best writers for my papers edgar degas essay topics https://www.elc.edu/school/bergen-academies-sample-essay-papers/53/ abilify slurred speech essay on nurse in telugu https://library.citytech.cuny.edu/podcast/article.php?publish=adversity-introduces-a-man-to-himself-essay-help cae sample essay https://carlgans.org/report/how-to-write-intro-for-research-paper/7/ essay on global warming in 400 words go here still i rise essays by maya angelou english coursework reflection texas no prescription needed pharmacy follow url make viagra at home https://iat.iupui.edu/advisor/creative-writing-fiction-assignments/43/ source see enter site pharmacy online flagyl obtaining levitra machine embroidery conventional essay papers article rebuttal essay examples go site fungerar cialis ap rhetorical strategies essay propecia for men to buy abma dissertation phd thesis checker software professional resume writing service atlanta My account.
  2. Click on Directory profile.
  3. Go to Actions and click Open.
  4. Update information as needed.
  5. Save your changes as a draft if you’re not yet ready to publish your updates or select Publish if you’re ready to go live.

Don’t forget to check your other popular online listings for accuracy, too! YelpFacebookGoogle and Apple Maps are great places to start.

Attract new patients in 5 steps

As a Delta Dental dentist, the Find a Dentist online directory is one of your most powerful marketing tools. Millions of members use the online directory to find dentists in their area. Making sure that your directory listing is still accurate is an easy way to ensure that you’re attracting the right patients.

Your listing includes information like office hours and languages spoken by staff. Whenever this information changes, you should revise your listing. That said, we recommend setting a yearly reminder to log in to your account and double check your directory information.

How to update your directory listing:

  1. Log into Provider Tools and select My account.
  2. Click on Directory profile.
  3. Go to Actions and click Open.
  4. Update information, as needed.
  5. Save as draft if you’re not yet ready to publish your updates or select Publish if you’re ready to go live.

That’s all it takes to get back on track to providing bright smiles to new patients in your area. While you’re at it, don’t forget to make sure your information is still accurate on other directories such as YelpFacebookGoogle and Apple.

Reminder: Check your online directory listing

Did you know that you can update your directory listing within Provider Tools? Your patients (and potential patients) will be glad that you did. Millions of Delta Dental members depend on the online directory to find dentists with office hours that work with theirs or employees that speak the same language.

When you ensure that you’re advertising the most up to date information, you’re setting yourself and your practice up for success.

To view or update your current directory listing:

  1. Log in to Provider Tools and select My account.
  2. Click on Directory profile.
  3. Go to Actions and click Open.
  4. Update information, as needed.
  5. Save as draft if you’re not yet ready to publish your updates or select Publish if you’re ready to go live.

Anytime your business information changes, be sure to update your listing. We recommend setting up a yearly reminder to check in on your listing’s accuracy. 

Is your directory listing up to date?

When was the last time you checked your Find a Dentist directory listing? If you’ve changed office hours or added a staff member who speaks a different language, then it’s time to update your listing.

Millions of patients rely on the Delta Dental directory to locate nearby dentists who fit their needs. Make sure that you’re broadcasting the right information. Updating your listing only take a few minutes and is an excellent way of attracting new patients.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Log in to Provider Tools and select My account.
  2. Click on Directory profile.
  3. Go to Actions and click Open.
  4. Update information, as needed.
  5. Save as draft if you’re not yet ready to publish your updates or select Publish if you’re ready to go live.

Remember, your listing can and should be revised anytime changes are made to your business. We recommend setting up a yearly reminder to check your listing for accuracy. While you’re at it, be sure to verify your other heavily searched online listings such as YelpFacebookGoogle and Apple.

Help new patients find your practice

A lot has changed over the past year. If your practice made any updates, let Delta Dental members know. From updates to office hours to new languages spoken by staff, these changes can be quite valuable to members searching for a dentist. If you can’t remember the last time you checked on your listing, consider this your reminder.

Millions of members rely on the Find a Dentist directory. Keeping your profile up to date is an easy way to attract new patients and it only takes a few minutes.

How to update your directory listing:

  1. Log into Provider Tools and select My account.
  2. Click on Directory profile.
  3. Go to Actions and click Open.
  4. Update information, as needed.
  5. Save as draft or select Publish.

Once you’ve gone through the steps, we recommend setting a yearly reminder to check your listing for accuracy. You might also want to update your information on heavily searched sites such as Yelp, Facebook, Google and Apple, while you’re at it.

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