Dental Insurance (Benefits) Information Atlanta, GA

Brandi and Ashley work with many different insurance companies. Some companies offer many different dental and medical plans and these companies can change benefits, co-pays, and deductibles many times throughout the year. Given that, we do our best to provide you with accurate coverage estimates based on the information available to us. At times, it is almost impossible to accurately estimate a patient’s insurance co-payment. Many insurance companies will not give out fees until after your treatment is completed. Dealing with these companies can be difficult and time consuming. insurance3As a courtesy, we ask that you keep us informed of any change to your insurance so that all information about you and your insurance is current.

Please call Northside Periodontics & Implants Phone Number 770-394-0007 if you have any questions.

Although we will gladly file a claim on your behalf, you may wish to submit the claim yourself. In general, insurers process claims filed directly by patients faster than those filed by service providers (dental offices).

Further, most dental insurance policies are limited and often only pay for a portion of the procedure(s) that may need to be done.

Co-Payment

The majority of dental plans reimburse approximately 30-80 percent of treatment costs. Every insurance policy has different guidelines for coverage and reimbursement. The majority of dental plans reimburse approximately 30-80 percent of treatment costs. Following your evaluation with Dr. Benson, our Treatment Coordinator will provide you with a treatment plan that contains an estimation of insurance coverage vs. your expected copay. Please keep in mind that the estimate provided is not a guarantee of payment and that all claims are subject to review upon processing.

HMO Patients

If you are referred to us with a problem that you expect to be covered by medical insurance (biopsies, TMD, infections),you must have a referral from your primary care physician. A referral from a dentist is not adequate for medical insurance coverage. Obtaining this medical referral is your responsibility. We cannot obtain the referral for you and the referral cannot be obtained retroactively. If you do not have a referral, we will be happy to see you. Please be reminded that your medical insurance company will not pay for your initial visit and your treatment.

Private & Group Insurance

As a courtesy to our patients with medical and/or dental benefit plans, we will submit necessary claim forms, receipts, and other information to your insurance company. Upon receipt of an insurance payment, any balance due will be billed to you. If you have deposited an excessive co-payment, it will be refunded to you.