Cutting-Edge Dental Billing and Coding: Maximizing Patient Care and Profitability

Have you updated to the 2015 codes? Do you know how to utilize them to increase collections? Is your team afraid to ask a patient for co-payment when they’ve never paid one before? Are you concerned your records may be audited? Many practices find it a challenge to remain compliant with insurance rules and regulations. Diagnostic and procedure codes change annually, privacy issues continue to increase, and patient insurance coverage varies while practices try to determine how best to incorporate these influences and remain profitable.  Join us in this interactive, informational course and be empowered to take charge of your office’s dental claim billing. Christine Taxin, licensed by the ADA to share ADA CDT Codes and a member of National Association of Dental Plans, shares the ins, outs, and secrets of dental insurance. 1. Establish knowledge of dental and wellness benefits and State/Federal government regulations 2. Learn tips for navigating dental benefits to maximize production, collection and insurance benefits 3. Recognize and understand how to properly utilize this year’s updated and revised dental codes 4. Know the importance of utilizing diagnostic codes for accessing additional insurance benefits 5. Become familiar with and learn how to complete the new insurance form 6. Learn how to establish risk assessment as a baseline of health which translates into increased coverage. 7. Tip for updating the practice’s medical history form 8. Understand the S.O.A.P format, and the legalities of documentation and narrative writing

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • Course Certificate
  • 1 CE credit(s)

    This continuing education (CE) activity was developed by Endeavor Business Media with no commercial support.

    This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, from novice to skilled.

    Educational methods: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity.

    Provider disclosure: Endeavor Business Media neither has a leadership position nor a commercial interest in any products or services discussed or shared in this educational activity. No manufacturer or third party had any input in the development of the course content.

    Requirements for successful completion: To obtain 1 CE credits for this educational activity, you must pay the required fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation, and obtain an exam score of 70% or higher.

    CE planner disclosure: Laura Winfield, Endeavor Business Media dental group CE coordinator, neither has a leadership nor commercial interest with the products or services discussed in this educational activity. Ms. Winfield can be reached at lwinfield@endeavorb2b.com.

    Educational disclaimer: Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.

    Image authenticity statement: The images in this educational activity have not been altered.

    Scientific integrity statement: Information shared in this CE course is developed from clinical research and represents the most current information available from evidence-based dentistry.

    Known benefits and limitations of the data: The information presented in this educational activity is derived from the data and information contained in the reference section.

    Registration: The cost of this CE course is 0 for 1 CE credits.

    Cancellation and refund policy: Any participant who is not 100% satisfied with this course can request a full refund by contacting Endeavor Business Media in writing.

    Provider information:

    Dental Board of California: Provider RP5933. Course registration number CA code: 01-4527-15125. Expires 9/30/17 0:00. “This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 1 units of continuing education.”

    PACE

    Endeavor Business Media is a nationally approved PACE program provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
    Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
    11/1/2022 to 10/31/2024.
    Provider ID# 320452
    AGD code: 554

    AADH

    Endeavor Business Media is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPNW (January 1, 2021-December 31, 2022). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

    ADA CERP

    Endeavor Business Media is an ADA CERP–recognized provider.

    ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of dental continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

    Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to CERP at ada.org/goto/cerp.

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