Credentialing & Retro Active-Credentialing Service
$500 registration fee
$150 per insurance credentialing annually
note: for RetroActive Credentialing we will charge a separate fee to resubmit claims
As the landscape of the Dental Industry changes, and we engage in increased insurance contracts, it is difficult for providers to repeat the credentialing process annually and remember the dates to re-credential. As a result, many providers found themselves receiving an out-of-network status notification and were dropped by the insurance. This can be a devastating and costly mistake to the practice. The insurance checks start going to the patient and the patients owe more money for treatment, therefore start leaving your office.
You can outsource the credentialing process if:
1. you want to ensure that you are in good in-network status, and
2. you would like to take the credentialing burden off of your team or yourself, or
3. you are hiring a new provider and need to enroll them in the insurances you are contracted with
4. you are interested in signing up for a new insurance
Our credentialing department uses specialized software that submits the information to the insurance companies in a professional, legible, accurate manner ensuring the credentialing goes through fast without problems. The software communicates with the insurance companies to alert us when the re-credentialing process needs to be done. We specialize in RetroActive Re-credentialing. Most common issue is during practice transitions, when the owner purchases a practice and the owner is not credentialed with the insurances the office is in-network with. Another scenario is when you hire an associate. The associate starts working but is not credentialed with the insurances. Insurances pay based on the in/out of network status of the Dentist provider that actually did the treatment. Therefore, if the associate is not credentialed, claims are paid to the owner, on an out-of-network status. Many owners put themselves as the providers for the treatment performed (since they are credentialed in-network), but, as we know, that is illegal. Since the process takes up to 3 months, claims are paid on an out-of-network status. If your claims did not pay due to credentialing, we will appeal the case to push for a retroactive re-credentialing. We helped many clients with retroactive credentialing and re-submitted claims resulting in payment.