A person usually visits a dentist to undergo oral treatment. People suffering from different types of teething and oral problems visit dentists. The dentists diagnose the problem of the patient and accordingly provide treatment to the doctors. So, they should maintain software to record the history of the patient. The software records the details of the patient such as the patient’s history, health condition, treatment plan, and the treatment that the patient has undergone. So, the accountants can calculate the total expenses incurred by the patient. The software enters the details of the treatment undergone by the patient and the cost of treatment. Dental medical billing software provides details of the patients.
What is dental billing software?
It is software that manages the dental operations of the patients including accounting, billing and scheduling process. It is software used for collecting the medical expenses and presenting invoices to the patients. It is a computer application used for automating the dental billing process. It is also used to record the appointments of the patients and the treatment that they are undergoing. The software is used for scheduling appointments of the patients and recording their workflow. It is also used to process payments of the patients.
Details provided by the medical billing software
The dental medical billing software provides details about the patient and the treatment that they are undergoing. It also records the cost of treatment and the other expenses incurred by the patient. The patient should not only pay the cost of treatment, but also the other expenses. If the patient has undergone root canal treatment and then is filled with crown, then he/she should pay the cost of crown fixture also. Then, the dentists also levy some taxes that are imposed by the government. They may levy service tax and some GST for providing assets. Sometimes, a person can extract his teeth completely and then fix denture. So, the patient should pay for the denture provided by the dentist. They impose sales tax or other taxes such as VAT, GST as applicable in the state.
The dentists should schedule for appointment of the patient on a particular date and also record into the software. So, the dentist can easily diagnose the patient or prepare a treatment plan. They can arrange the tools that are necessary for treatment. The doctor can also accelerate the process of treatment with the patient. So, the virtual medical billing software is used for recording the financial information of the patient. The patient should pay some amount to the dentists for acquiring treatment and also pay the taxes applicable.
Role of insurance companies towards payment
The insurance companies usually forward the medical or dental expenses incurred by the patient to the hospitals. So, a team of people verify the insurance eligibility of the patient and forward the expenses to the hospitals. The software also records the amount forwarded by the insurance companies. Some people pay via credit cards or debit cards. So, the software also records information about mode of payment.