When Should I Submit My Claim for Payment on A Multi-Stage Procedure?

It is recommended to collect the patient's portion at the time of initial treatment. The Delta Dental National Processing Policy requires that multi-stage procedures are reported and benefited upon completion of service.

Definitions of completion dates are:

  • The date the root canal is completed (i.e., sealing the pulp chamber and canal to the apex of the root).
  • The date the final prosthesis is seated in the patient's mouth.
  • The date of insertion for removable prosthetic appliances.
  • The date that the remaining teeth are removed and the denture is inserted for immediate dentures.
  • The final cementation date for fixed partial dentures, crowns, onlays and inlays regardless of the type of cement.
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