UHIN handles electronic transactions for dentists, including claims (837), remittance advice (835) and eligibility inquiries and responses (270/271). UHIN realizes that dentists can have specific needs from electronic billing, so we convene a community workgroup that focuses specifically on making the electronic billing process easier for dentists. The UHIN Dental Work Group sends representatives to the national organizations that create electronic billing standards to advocate for the needs of dentists. The Work Group also creates guidance for dentists on complex areas of billing, such as what attachments to send to Utah payers and how to bill accident claims.
To see an overview of what the Dental Work Group is about, have a look at the presentation they gave at the 2013 Utah Dental Association convention.
To see the Attachment Guidelines that show what attachments each Utah payer requires and when, click here.
To see guidelines for billing accident claims, click here.
The Work Group regularly contributes tips for getting the most out of EDI to the UDA Action newsletter. If you don't receive the UDA Action or didn't save the issue that included a tip you wanted to save, read them here!