SVA Certified Public Accountants’ Kelly Bradley, CPA, CVA is featured in a guest column for the Wisconsin Dental Association with his article titled “Are You Getting Reimbursed For PPE Costs?”.
As dental practices across the state open their schedules to non-emergency patients, a common question they are asking concerns the reimbursement of personal protective equipment (PPE). There are a variety of methods to attempt to obtain reimbursement and the most common is to use code “D1999” with an explanation of the charge on the claim form. Another option being considered and implemented is to increase the fee schedule for impacted procedures for the additional costs of providing those services. However, because many payers are likely limiting payment, many practices have stopped, or never started, charging for these costs and will bear the cost via reduced profitability. The key to success is patient education and the development of a new PPE-specific code.
Kelly is a Principal at SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. and leads SVA’s Healthcare and Dental Services groups. He provides clients with the accounting and financial services needed to run a smooth practice, as well as the consulting guidance that helps clients manage their practices more effectively. Kelly works with practices to improve their profitability and increase practice efficiency in many functional areas. He helps clients set short and long-term goals and then manage actual operations to those goals.
To read the entire article, visit https://www.wda.org/blog/are-you-getting-reimbursed-for-ppe-costs.
About the Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA)
The Wisconsin Dental Association has 3,100 member dentists and a number of dental hygienists. With just 3,500 licensed dentists in the state, the WDA is the leading voice for dentistry in Wisconsin. WDA members are committed to promoting professional excellence and quality oral health care.