The goal of calibration in the clinical environment is to promote and achieve clinical consistency. Calibration enhances patient satisfaction, and promotes mastery. Yet, calibration can be difficult to achieve because of time constraints, schedules, differing opinions, and individual bias resulting in variations of care, frustration and confusion with patients. The benefits of calibration are invaluable to ensure optimal patient care.
Any dental office that processes patient medical and insurance information—so literally every dental office—needs to be compliant with HIPAA to ensure our patients are secure and that charts are properly archived and transmitted.
I practice Dental Hygiene in Wisconsin and recently learned about CDT code D0191 - Dental Hygiene Assessment. Do you see many offices using this code and if so, are they using it for documentation purposes only or might an insurance company sometimes pay towards it?