The synergy between the organizations provides a seamless medical billing solution for Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM) practitioners across the United States.
The number of dentists entering Dental Sleep Medicine is growing significantly as evidenced from membership statistics of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). Dentistry’s primary treatment modality for snoring and sleep apnea is Oral Appliance Therapy. This effective treatment is not reimbursed via patients’ dental insurance & instead, patients pay cash which can be burdensome. Claims can also be submitted to patients’ medical insurance carriers. The Dental Sleep Solutions / GoGo Billing partnership provides DSM practices with a seamless patient management and medical billing experience which increases staff efficiency and boosts profitability by maximizing reimbursement and minimizing patients’ out-of-pocket expenses. This integration dramatically reduces the dental staff’s time and aggravation regarding the claims process for Oral Appliance Therapy claims.
Dr. Stacey Layman, dentist and founder of GoGo Billing states,“Incorporating OSA treatment for my patients was a natural progression and allows me to impact my patients’ overall health. In my own practice, I was slow to adopt a dedicated DSM patient management solution. I’m not the type of dentist that immediately goes out and buys the supposed ‘latest and greatest’ equipment and instead, I wait until it’s been proven. I spent years flipping through paper charts and sleep studies. With DS3, I now have a cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant system that allows me to easily track my DSM patients while keeping referring physicians in the loop.”
Because of the time-saving benefits of DS3 in her own practice, Dr. Layman and GoGo Billing CEO, Lesia Crawford began working with Dental Sleep Solutions to customize the DS3 billing portal for their clients. Ms. Crawford stated,“GoGo Billing is the premiere Dental Sleep Medicine billing company and working with DS3 has increased the accuracy and efficiency of claims we process which results in a more expeditious workflow for our clients.”
Dental Sleep Medicine practitioners screen and treat patients with snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and other Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) issues. The prevalence of OSA is staggering, estimated to affect approximately 20% of the U.S. adult population. An abundance of research has shown that OSA sufferers are nearly twice as likely to suffer from heart attack, diabetes, and stroke. Because of DSM practitioners’ intimacy with their patients and their familiarity with the oral cavity & surrounding structures, they are on the front line in identifying signs and symptoms of OSA. These dentists are also trained to deliver a life-saving treatment in the form of Oral Appliance Therapy which has been demonstrated to be extremely effective in treating the disease. Unlike the most commonly prescribed treatment option, CPAP, many studies have also proven Oral Appliance Therapy to be comfortable which results in high compliance rates among patients.
Dental Sleep Solutions (dentalsleepsolutions.com) is the leader in Dental Sleep Medicine end-to-end implementation solutions for dental practices. Their implementation system is centered on their flagship product, the DS3 Software. The proprietary cloud-based software functions as a HIPAA and Hi-Tech compliant, patient management EMR and includes a proprietary digital screener, Home Sleep Test ordering, medical billing portal, and ten hours of AGD accredited on demand Continuing Education credits. To learn more about the DS3 solution or schedule a free demo, contact Dental Sleep Solutions at 877-95-SNORE or visit DS3Software.com/.
GoGo Billing is the leader in Dental Sleep Medicine billing with more than five years experience in the field. Customer service and maximization of reimbursement for Oral Appliance Therapy are their stated core competencies and they currently manage billing services for DSM, TMD, and other medically necessary dental treatments for more than 500 practices across the United States. To learn more about GoGo Billing’s time saving & profit-boosting billing services, Lesia Crawford at 877-874-GoGo x1.