Fri Dec 07, 2018
Okemos, Meridian Charter Township, MI, USA
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
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.
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.
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.
Holiday Inn Express
2350 Jolly Oak Road
Okemos, MI 48864
For more information, please visit: https://www.michigandental.org/CE-Courses/Events-Detail/ArtMID/2484/ArticleID/2181/Insurance-Coding-and-Excellence-in-Dental-Charting