Jan Palmer Co
5223 Kennedy Crescent
Sanborn, NY 14132
Member since 2017
Practicing dental sleep medicine is a goal for many, but a reality for few. The complexity of the insurance reimbursement process has provided enough frustration that many dental offices abandon the potentially lifesaving and profitable area of practice.
Over the years I have developed strategies designed to connect the essential services patients require to the well-deserved insurance reimbursement. I have worked with offices from all over the county to establish functional and sustainable billing protocols for sleep apnea procedures including proper medical documentation and the break-down of policies for Medicare and private insurances.
Medical coding and billing is often last picked for the proverbial dodge ball game because big insurance doesn’t seem to want dental teams to understand the process. However, that is all medical billing is—a process, and it can be learned.
In addition to speaking and consulting roles, I am on the Provider Outreach and Education committee for Medicare DME for Jurisdictions A and D, have co-authored an e-book Medicare: What Every Dentists Needs to Know NOW which breaks down the confusion of the upcoming mandates that Medicare has set forth for all dentists. I sit on the board of directors of the WNY Dental Managers Group, am a Fellow, an Ambassador and active member of the American Academy of Dental Office Managers as well as being a facilitator of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) study club while holding a management position with Sleep Apnea Dentists of New England, putting theory into practice every day.
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