Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Always send readable x-rays in with your cases. If you're unable to read a film, a consultant who is unfamiliar with the patient's mouth certainly won't be able to. A good rule of thumb is to use a critical eye and only submit x-rays to insurance carriers with the same quality and clarity as you would for a presentation to your study club. If you feel uncomfortable projecting an x-ray onto a screen for your peers, you should feel equally uncomfortable submitting that x-ray for any other purpose, including attempting to claim insurance benefits.


At November 4, 2004 at 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think the problem is the failure of dentists to submit the proper x-rays, but that the insurance companys usually end up losing them.


At November 5, 2004 at 12:34 PM, Blogger TheHuskinGroup said...

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At November 5, 2004 at 1:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a perfect reason for digital x-rays. When they didn't receive them" just print out another set.

FR-Houston Tx

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