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Helping You Do More with Your Dentrix System

Updated 9/18/2019

Some insurance companies require specific adaptations to an otherwise standard claim form. In Dentrix, the Claim Setup dialog box allows you to select from several options to make these accommodations. These options are set up per insurance plan, so you can set the options just for the plans that require it and not for others.

Note: This customization is only available for the DX2007 and DX2012 claim formats.

To modify claim settings:

  1. From the Office Manager, click Maintenance > Reference > Insurance Maintenance.
  2. Select the insurance plan you want to customize and click the Ins Data button.
  3. Click the Claim Setup button.
  4. In the Claims Setup dialog box, perform the following tasks:
    • Under Formatting Options, set the Font Size and Date Format.
    • Under Provider and Fee Options, select the Fee Schedule to use.
    • Under Advanced Settings group box, select the options you want to set for claims associated with this insurance plan.
      Note: When you hover over any of these options with your mouse in Dentrix, a tooltip appears explaining what each option does.
  5. Click OK to save your changes and return to the Dental Insurance Plan Information dialog box.
  6. In the Insurance Claim Options group box, do one or more of the following:

    • Replace initial character of procedure code with – Check this box if the carrier requires ADA CDT-3 or CDT-4 codes and you have not converted all of your codes to this format. Type the appropriate letter to replace the initial character of each procedure code, such as “D”.
    • Do Not Include Dental Diagnostic Codes – Check this box to exclude dental diagnostic codes on claims.
    • Do Not Include Group Plan Name – Check this box to exclude the group plan name from printing on the claim (or form) being sent electronically.
    • Do Not Bill to Dental Insurance – Check this box to prevent creating batch insurance claims for the carrier, to have Dentrix ask if you want to include or exclude procedures flagged as “Do Not Bill to Dental Insurance” when you create a claim, and to exclude procedures from the Procedures Not Attached to Insurance Report.
    • Print Name for Provider’s Signature on Claims – Check this box to print the provider’s name on claims instead of the provider’s signature.

For additional information, see the Customizing Claim Formats and Editing Insurance Carriers topics in the Dentrix Help, or view our previous post titled Insurance Claims Setup.