Laurie Owens, CPC, CPB

Director Of Medical Billing Education

Biography

Laurie brings over a decade of experience educating dental practices on billing medical insurance and the techniques to get claims paid. Laurie believes that patients should be able to utilize their medical insurance for procedures due to oral systemic conditions. Through on-site training, medical billing courses, Seattle Study Club lectures, and follow-up consulting, Laurie has assisted dental practices in successfully billing medical insurance to collect benefits that would have otherwise been unclaimed. Her training on medical billing has increased practice revenue and patient satisfaction.

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How This Dental Crown Case Was Paid By Medical Insurance

In this example Imagn Billing case you will see how a dental office in Florida successfully billed for dental crowns. Our Imagn Billing team processed this claim on 12/4/2020 to Tricare insurance and it was paid on 1/22/2021.

Advance Your Full-Mouth Treatment Plans to GO!

Monopoly, a great game of strategy that advances you around the board to purchase various properties (except Boardwalk, because it is so very expensive) and trying to get a monopoly of the same color places. 

Imagn Billing Feature Case: Bone Graft, Barrier & Excision of Bone

In this example Imagn Billing case you will see how a dental office in Washington successfully billed for bone-grafting, barrier, bone excision with biopsy, and complex incision repair. Our Imagn Billing team processed this claim on 08/5/2020 to Premera insurance the claim was denied, and our team filed the appeal on 10/19/2020 and it was paid on 10/31/2020.

Imagn Billing Feature Case: Implant

The 61-year-old male patient presented for an emergency appointment with symptoms of pain levels higher in the evening and non-reactive to medication. 

How To Complete a CMS 1500 Medical Claim Form for Dentistry

When billing medical insurance, electronic claims are the preferred way to submit a claim. Electronic claims are superior because they ensure correct processing, faster submission …

Are You Getting Your Toes Wet or Are you All In? 3 Steps for Successful Medical Billing in Dentistry

Growing up on a tropical island was amazing…the sun, sand (not particularly my favorite as an adult), and the pièce de résistance, water.  As a …

How To Speak To Your Patients in Dentistry

HELP Is A Four-Letter Word!

The dental office isn’t high on our patient’s priority list. So, understanding that mindset should guide how to speak to your patients and how to help them.

Cancer And Medical Billing For Dentistry – Before, During, And After

Cancer treatment often will impact other areas of health. Oral health is one such area that should be monitored throughout treatment to ensure that any side effects are identified and treated quickly. Understanding dental care before, during, and after chemotherapy and radiation treatment will also guide you through the medical billing for dentistry.

Lights, Camera, Action!  The Integral Role of a Dental Assistant for Medical Billing in Dentistry

What is one of the hardest jobs of a dental practice? I’ll give you a clue: They have their hands in surgery, hygiene, lab, exams, …

6 Principles to Prevent your Dental Practice from Unintentional Insurance Fraud

Do you look good in orange  How about black and white stripes? We laugh now, but are you sure that your medical billing for dentistry …

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American Academy of Professional Coders™

Certified Professional Biller

American Academy of Professional Coders™

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