Oral Surgery Insurance | Atlanta GA
We are happy to file your insurance claim forms to assist you in receiving the maximum benefits your insurance company has contracted to provide you. Due to the growing number of insurance companies and plans available, it has become difficult to verify insurance exact coverage. Frequently your coverage will be a combination of dental and medical coverage.
We have found the phone and website policy of many insurance companies to be that they only verify general benefit information. So, while the determination of oral surgery insurance coverage is not an exact science, Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery front desk staff has experience with the insurance companies and in most cases will be able to be very accurate with their estimate of patient responsibility. Any information received by phone from an insurance company is not a binding agreement for payment. If there is any concern a “pre-determination” process can be undertaken giving you a better idea of your coverage in writing from you insurance company.
Key Questions to Ask Your Insurance When calling about your Benefits:
- Yearly policy maximum
- Benefits used so far in your calendar or plan year
- Plan year dates
- Usual and customary fees for the procedures you are having done
- Is general anesthesia a covered benefit for the procedures you are having done?
- Percent of coverage you are currently at
- Verify class code of procedures you are having done (extractions are usually Class II or Basic procedures)
- If you have two insurances, does your plan have a non-duplication of benefits clause?
- Age limit for dependent children
- Student verification requirement
Pre-Determinations of Coverage
At your request we will submit a pre-determination to your insurance to help verify your coverage before surgery. Results from pre-determinations may take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks depending on your insurance company.
Procedures That May Not Be Covered By Your Insurance:
Most surgical procedures require general anesthesia but surprisingly, it may not be a covered benefit by your insurance. We have seen occurrences of the following procedures being denied.
General Anesthesia for removal of:
- erupted teeth (codes D7111 and D7140)
- surgical extraction of erupted teeth (code D7210)
- residual tooth roots (code D7250).
Aetna Dental, Affordable Dental, AmeriPlan Dental, Ameritas Dental, Assurant Dental, Careington Dental, Cigna Dental Health, Cigna PPO Dental, CompBenefits Dental, Connection Dental, DeCare Dental, Delta Dental, Dental Directory Services, Dental Health Alliance, Dental Networks of America, Dental Plans.com, Dentemax Dental, Fortis Dental, GEHA Dental, Guardian Dental, Humana Dental, Metlife Dental, NHCD, Principal Dental, Protective Life Dental, United Concordia Dental.
Amerigroup, BC/BS Medical, Beech Street, Cigna, Coventry, Galaxy Health, Great West, Humana Medical, Kaiser, Medicare, Multiplan, One Health Plan, PHCS(Multiplan), Preferred Plan, SuperMed, United Healthcare Medical.
These are some of the plans we accept but not limited to. If you do not see your particular plan/network listed, please call your insurance to see if Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery is listed as a provider. Participation with plans is subject to change.