Increased cost of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Due to the rising costs of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), some dental practices may decide to add an extra fee per patient to offset the increased expense of the new safety measures being taken. Dental offices are encouraged to communicate with patients prior to their appointment to disclose any additional fees and/or increase in overall dental charges.
The TDA has provided a sign for your use as an additional form of communicating with patients about an additional for PPE.
Vendors + Third Party Payers
COVID-19 Coding and Billing Guidance: PPE
This guide outlines what to do if you choose to document and bill for the increased PPE costs associated with your practice’s COVID-19 infection control protocols.
Download PPE coding guidance
Legal Obligation to Provide Interpreter & Translator Services
Health entities covered by certain federal civil rights laws are still required to provide interpreter and translator services during the COVID-19 pandemic.