The coronavirus is no doubt impacting you and your practice. At Delta Dental of Tennessee, we are taking precautions for the safety of our employees and to reduce the risk of further exposure. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, Delta Dental of Tennessee will begin operating on an alternate schedule with plans to return to normal operations on Monday, April 6.
Claims submitted electronically will be processed as usual. Please note that paper and fax claims may have a slower than normal processing turnaround. For more prompt processing of your claims, we recommend you submit claims through DOT or other electronic clearinghouses. If you do not currently have a DOT account and are interested in setting one up, click here. We also have several DOT tutorials on our website, including one that provides step-by-step instructions on submitting a claim. If you need direct assistance with DOT, contact Toolkit support at 1-866-356-0301.
All patient information, including benefits and eligibility, pretreatment estimates and more, is available in DOT as well as our interactive voice response and faxback services at 1-800-223-3104. Specific questions can be emailed to email@example.com.
Please note we will temporarily make allowances for teledentistry. Unless there is a specific exclusion per a group contract, Delta Dental of Tennessee will benefit D0140 (Problem Focused Examination) whether provided in a dental office or virtually, effective March 20, 2020, until further notice.
Regarding the spread of the coronavirus, we encourage you to access these resources:
Infectious Diseases: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (American Dental Association)
Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions (American Dental Association)
Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-Co V-2, the cause of COVID-19 (Environmental Protection Agency)
As we navigate this time of uncertainty together, we want to reaffirm our commitment to you. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you, but as health care providers you know the importance of protecting the health and safety of everyone as much as possible. This is an ever-evolving situation and we will share more information as it becomes available. We will continually update this page as the situation changes.