Perio and insurance
ByKathy S. Forbes , RDH, BS Picture this: Medieval England and the English guards find that Humpty Dumpty has fallen off the wall and is lying in a mass of egg yolk, staring up at them from among his broken shells. The guards calmly look at each other, look down at Humpty, and matter-of-factly say, "It's not that we can't put you back together. . . it's that the King's Health Care Plan doesn't cover it. " (From The Flying McCoys cartoon, Glenn and Gary McCoy, 2011) This is the dilemma that many dental offices face when it comes to receiving reimbursement for periodontal maintenance procedures.