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    The latest fee data for 18 popular procedure codes

    Get ready for 2016 by updating your fee schedule with Sikka Software's Fee Optimizer.

    Keeping your fee schedules up-to-date is imperative to keeping your practice healthy. There are many important factors to take into account including geography, your patients, how you practice and data from other practices in your area. However, quality data on fees in your zip code can be challenging to find.

    Sikka Software collects data from thousands of dental practices across the nation. Data collected is free of identifying information and is compliant with HIPAA and privacy laws. Our vast network of dentists allows Sikka to share trends on practice management and fee schedules. In preparation for the new year, Sikka has provided nationwide data on 18 procedure codes as well as trends for some key regions and codes.

    Data trends 

    2015 data was broken down by codes for some of the most popular procedures including prophylaxis, crowns, and resin based composites.  Data was collected for the minimum, median, and 60th through 100 th percentiles.

    Regional Trends

    Depending on where you practice, fees have changed at different rates over the past three years. The largest changes in median codes occurred in the Northeast, with the smallest changes occurring in the Southwest. This is not unexpected; smaller fee increases in the Southwest are likely due to the region already having some of the highest fee schedules in the United States. Rising costs of living in the Northeast is likely the driver of narrowing the gap between dental prices in these regions.

    Related reading: Let's talk about money: The comprehensive dental fee survey, brought to you by Sikka Software and Dental Products Report

    Endodontics

    Overall, Endodontics codes are among the codes that have increased the most in the past three years, with the average fee of D3310 (Endodontic therapy, anterior tooth) increasing as much as 7.47% during this time period. This reflects the increase in value of procedures requiring highly skilled practitioners. 


    Find Data in Your Zip Code

    Just in time for 2016, you can get data for 10 key codes in your zip code for free. Or, for $149, get the data for all procedure codes in three zip codes of your choice.  Just visit https://www.sikkasoft.com/product/fee-survey/

     

    Check out the latest fee trends by clicking on the following categories, or continue to the next page to view them all. 

    D0120: Periodic oral evaluation (established patient)

    D0150: Comprehensive oral evaluation (new or established patient)

    D1110: Prophylaxis (adult)

    D2330: Resin-based composite (one surface, anterior)

    D2740: Crown (porcelain/ceramic substrate)

    D2750: Crown (porcelain fused to hugh noble metal)

    D2790: Crown (full cast high noble metal)

    D2950: Core buildup, including any pins when required

    D4341: Periodontal scaling and root planing (four or more teeth per quadrant)

    D4910: Periodontal maintenance

    D5110: Complete denture (maxillary)

    D5120: Complete denture (mandibular)

    D6010: Surgical placement of implant body: endosteal implant

    D6240: Pontic (porcelain fused to high noble metal)

    D6750: Crown (porcelain fused to high noble metal)

    D7140: Extraction, erupted tooth or exposed root (elevation and/or forceps removal)

    D7210: Surgical removal of erupted tooth requiring removal of bone and/or sectioning of tooth, and including elevation of mucoperiosteal flap if indicated

    D9940: Occlusal guard, by report

     

    Alitta Boechler, AuD, MBA
    Alitta Boechler is a marketing manager at Sikka Software. She holds a Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Iowa and an MBA from ...

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