Each day your hygienist should be going over the patients coming in and reviewing their history. Many offices do not bill for a new patient visit again or bill for a perio exam. Review last hygiene visit, if it is more than 3-5 years billing a new patient D0150 or a perio exam D0180 is the best way to bill. It will give you a higher fee, and allow your hygienist and doctor to bill for what they are doing.
Morning Huddle Questions
- Who has pockets depths of 4mm or more
- Who has bleeding
- Did they have any treatment done in the last two years
- Are they on perio maintenance and still need some additional treatment
- Do they have any new medical conditions
Hygienist should go over the week with front so when confirming takes place they can pre-frame call to include what treatment will be taking place.
Let them know that their appointment will be a little longer due to the new updates we have learned and that we do not want to surprise them before they are treated.