The American Dental Association (ADA) introduced a revamped 2024 dental claim form effective January 2024 that addresses some of the problems dental providers and insurers face when filing claims. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key changes of the new 2024 ADA dental claim form.
Locum Tenens Dentists Now Available In 2024 ADA Dental Claim Form
In the new 2024 ADA dental claim form, special attention was given to accommodate locum tenens dentists, which are dentists that take the place of another dentist on a temporary basis. Oftentimes, payers deny claims or delay reimbursements when a locum dentist is listed as the treating dentist because they have no record of it. Now, the 2024 form includes specific fields to be able to accurately report locum tenens dentists.
Last Scaling and Root Planing Date
The 2024 ADA dental claim form brings a dedicated section for documenting the last scaling and root planing (SRP) date. This means practices no longer have to manually add them to the 2019 form. Dentists can now efficiently record and communicate the most recent SRP date, enabling insurance providers to have a comprehensive overview of a patient’s treatment history.
The new 2024 ADA dental claim form has a dedicated section for Payer ID, which is the national identifier assigned to third-party payers. This addition aims to improve the accuracy and efficiency of claim processing by providing a standardized space for dental practitioners to input the unique identification code assigned to each insurance payer. Including the Payer ID directly on the form can speed up claim adjudication and reimbursement.
The introduction of the 2024 ADA dental claim form promises more accurate claim submissions and fewer rejections or delayed payments. You can get access to this new form (as a pre-printed or datafield only version) directly from DentiMax. For more questions about the new form in DentiMax Software you can reach our support team at [email protected] or 800-704-8494 x805.