Nierman Practice Management (NPM), a company that helps dental practices implement medical billing and sleep apnea treatment, announced the launch of DentalWriter Plus+.

DentalWriter Plus+ is a web-based cloud EMR software designed exclusively for dental practices treating sleep apnea, TMJ disorder, and oral surgeries to streamline the medical billing workflow needed for effective practice growth.

“We know how important efficiency is for dental practices billing medical insurance for sleep apnea, TMJ, CBCT, and oral surgery services. We prioritized the optimization of user experience to make medical billing in dentistry and dental sleep medicine easy and rewarding,” Jon Nierman, president of Nierman Practice Management, says in a press release.

DentalWriter Plus+ features workflow and automation tools that document cases in the medical model, facilitating the implementation of sleep apnea oral appliance therapy and other dental services that often have coverage through medical insurance plans.

It is estimated that over 22 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), with the vast majority left untreated. Dentists play a key role in providing needed care through oral appliance therapy. In 2017, the American Dental Association (ADA) adopted a policy on dentistry’s role in treating sleep-breathing disorders (SBD) including OSA. It highlights that dentists should be screening for SBD and are the only healthcare providers with the expertise to fabricate oral appliances.

The biggest challenge with dentists implementing oral appliance therapy is medical billing and dental practice management systems are often not designed to meet the requirements needed for efficient medical reimbursement. Rose Nierman, CEO of NPM identified this problem over 33 years ago and invented one of the first software programs to expedite documentation and medical reimbursement in the dental office.

“We have a long history of innovation in dental solutions for medical billing,” Rose says in a statement. “DentalWriter Plus+ leverages next-generation technology, is accessible from any device with an internet connection, and automates the essential tasks for dental sleep medicine, TMD, and oral surgeries, including documentation, medical billing, and physician referral building.”

Additionally, the cloud platform facilitates physician referral-building through individualized narrative reports. Internal communications with other health professionals are essential for dentists treating medically necessary conditions, making DentalWriter Plus+ a powerful tool for building relationships and gaining new patients.