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Insurance Coding and Excellence in Dental Charting

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When: Fri Dec 07, 2018
Location: Okemos, Meridian Charter Township, MI, USA


Event Details:
12/7/2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: MDA Headquarters, Okemos (map) Speaker:Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA When: Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Registration at 8:30 a.m.; continental breakfast and lunch provided) Fee: $169/Dentists; $139/Staff and Life Retired Member Dentists; $269/Nonmember dentists CE Credits: 6 Insurance Coding Securing insurance coverage for your patients requires dental team members to have a basic understanding of dental insurance plans and the appropriate questions to ask to determine a patient’s eligibility and benefits. Although deciphering insurance is challenging, it’s the responsibility of the dental practice to offer a comprehensive summary of the patient’s benefits and cost while being treated at your practice. Course objectives: learn how to increase productivity by making minor changes in your practice; and learn how to increase insurance reimbursement by maximizing the insurance code. Excellence in Dental Charting As a dental team member, it’s important to know how to chart properly, which includes taking detailed notes during and/or right after every patient appointment. Comprehensive charts provide dental teams with easy access to patient histories, which not only helps ensure the practice can offer the best care possible, but also covers the dentist from a legal standpoint if any issues ever arise. Course objectives: understand two areas of charting: the actual tooth chart to record information during the exam and an area to record the details surrounding the treatment being performed; and learn how to make sure your charts are legal and what is necessary to provide the patient. This course counts toward the Dental Business Professional certification. Click here for more information on the MDA Certified Dental Business Professional program. Earn 6 credits in the Insurance category. About the Speaker … Shannon Pace Brinker is a national and international speaker and published author of over 300 articles for various publications. She has been a practicing dental assistant for more than 25 years. She has taught more than 2,000 classes on dental assisting technique and more than 60,000 dental assistants over the last six years alone. Financial support provided by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, Crest Oral B Professional Oral Health, Ward Dental Lab, and Surgically Clean Air. Hotel Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express 2350 Jolly Oak Road Okemos, MI 48864 517-999-8700 For more information, please visit: https://www.michigandental.org/CE-Courses/Events-Detail/ArtMID/2484/ArticleID/2181/Insurance-Coding-and-Excellence-in-Dental-Charting



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