This online, self-study course will provide the basics of medical-dental billing, and give participants the confidence to implement a cross coding system of their own.
Many of our students are general dentists or office managers exploring the possibilities of billing medical insurance to see if it is a good fit for their practice.
Billing medical insurance for medically necessary dental procedures can be an untapped revenue source in many dental practices and is rapidly becoming very important in today's market.
Reimbursement from medical insurance carriers can increase cash-flow and add value to the practice along with enhanced case acceptance and improved patient loyalty.
- It is important to note that medical insurance billing is a team driven process, therefore, it is beneficial for the clinical staff to take part as well.
- The intent of this class is not to teach students how to bill medical insurance with their current dental software system. There are many other ways of submitting claims, which include buying another software or outsourcing to a billing company. In this class, it is our goal to keep this process as simple as possible by keeping it in-house.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF THIS COURSE
- How to integrate medical billing into the dental practice for medically necessary procedures
- Learn what procedures are medically billable
- Learn the responsibilities of team members, starting with the dentist
- Understand why documentation and records are vital for reimbursement
- Learn how to write SOAP notes
- How to successfully use CPT, ICD and HCPCS codes
- Learn how to complete the CMS-1500 medical claim form
WE WILL ALSO FOCUS ON SEVERAL KEY DOCUMENTS
- Comprehensive Medical Examination (CME)
- Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN)
- Operative Report (OR)
Receive 6 PACE Continuing Education Credits upon completion of this course.
Please realize, this is not a complete, comprehensive package. Some information is beyond the scope of this course. You will still need to learn as you go, as it relates to your individual circumstances and practice.
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What people are saying:
“I learned a lot with this course. I’ve been a dental assistant for 18 years and was already familiar with most aspects covered, but this definitely helped fill in some of the blanks.”
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