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Alaska. Breast cancer. Now bills and big ins. Exclusions. What to make of e.G., cpt 36561 port insrt billed $4115 and ins company excludes $3521?
Costs: Insurance companies decide what they pay or cover based on cpt codes. Each area of the us has different pay schedules for these cpt codes. Also each insurance company may pay differently. Also hmo insurances, medicare or medicaid insurances may pay some of the lowest rates. I do not know what insurance type you have. If you have concerns, call your insurance company to see what is covered or paid. ...Read more
How does a 2 unit dental acrylic nesbit differ in price from that of a removable partial denture with typical metal clasps across teeth? ADA codes?
How come vp shunts don't set off the metal detectors at airports? Will titanium plates/screws set them off? Does it depend on the size of the metal?
Not iron: Vp shunts, although visible on x-ray, are not metallic and will not set off a magnetometer at the airport. Similarly, titanium is not ferromagnetic and does not set off these metal detectors as strongly as iron does. Some titanium implants are iron alloys and react more strongly in the detectors. And yes, the size of any implant makes a big difference in how much it sets off the detector. ...Read more
Prior authorization: A patient, who has been recommended to undergo a certain procedure may ask her doctor to obtain "prior authorization" from her insurance carrier. The doctor will need to provide a diagnosis code and a procedure code and the insurance carrier will then determine, whether the procedure is covered under your plan. ...Read more
Has anyone ever heard of dr. Donosaur dental medicaid insurance. Will they cover braces? Will they cover orthodontics like braces?
Mostly no: Medicaid does cover orthodontics in some states in our country. Therefore, ask your orthodontist. Medicaid also administers payment to providers for exception patients with craniofacial deformities such as oral clefts, etc. And even in rare cases of extremes of "normal". Eligibility is attained by attending by referral an oral cleft craniofacial anomaly team. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
2 Four unit bridges (#11 -14) Porcelain & PFM, the porcelain on false tooth broke off 2 times. Any thoughts about using 100% Zirconium made bridge?
Implant consultation: If possible speak to the dentist about implants and single crowns, which may be easier to maintain. Have the dentist check the bite to make sure there is adequate room, A zirconia bridge may be stronger but if the room is inadequate there still may be a problem. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I've 100% charity care coverage , can it cover a myomectomy uterine surgery in new jersey state ?Large fibroids on top of uterus -5 mnth look like.
Got scratched by blood contaminated dental bur while operating on my patient. No bleeding. Cut through epidermis and reach the dermis. Advice?
What changes were made since 2008 in terms of medicare, medicaid & hmo/ppo insurance reimbursements of dme, mobility, bath safety & orthopedic items?
This is a great: Question and ive tried to do some searching to give a concise answer but i cannot find a study that isolates this data. If you go to cms website and drill down to search the term dme http://www.Cms.Gov/site-search/search-results.Html?Q=dme you see how hard it is to give a quick answer, ( have you read an article in hfn or elsewhere that gives this data? If so please share. ...Read more
Top PC surgical oncologist at teaching hospital/major center, says T1. He rather not get 2nd opinion on cyto lab results. Operation set. Hmm?
Sutures from Lumbar CSF Leak Repair removed yesterday...it's ~2" long & bottom goes into top of gluteal cleft. Base looks like it's opening despite Steri Strips & Butterfly Closures. What can I do?
You should call your: surgeon for guidance but sometimes a wound can spread in spite of that type of closure if there is strain on the wound. As long as there is no drainage or reddening of the wound or any increasing pain, fevers, chills or sweats-it should be ok but check with your surgeon just to make sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How are dental implants purchased by dds- as set system pkg implant abutment, crown all same manufacturer or a la cart from diff sources to meet need.
I've had stubborn white stains for 5 months, they won't come off with stain removal toothpaste. will they come off with dental equipment by hygienist?
"Stains": If the white spots are stains on the surface of the teeth, your Hygienist can remove them and show you how to prevent their return. If they are Scars, areas of Decalcification (where calcium has been etched out of the enamel) restorations (fillings) may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anyone recommend a dentist in Paulding County, GA that will remove wisdom teeth on a payment plan or sliding scale? Desperate.
Dental Society: Please contact your local dental society. They will be of more help since they have information specific to the area. ...Read more