Medical-Dental Insurance Billing

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Medical-Dental Insurance Billing
1 Day Workshop



In Person Training

Billing medical insurance can be an untapped revenue source in many dental practices, and is becoming important to consider in today's competitive environment. Submitting certain dental services to medical carriers for medically necessary procedures can increase cash flow and add value to the practice with higher case acceptance.

Medical Insurance Billing and Coding:
Dentistry's Untapped Resource Article by Becky Gerber

Courses are held at meeting rooms in Portland Oregon and San Diego California.
(Check Schedule for Dates and Locations)

This course will provide the basics of Medical-Dental coding and will give participants the confidence to implement a cross coding system of their own. Many of our students are general dentists and office administrators exploring the possibilities of billing medical insurance to see if it is a good fit for their practice. It is important to note that medical insurance billing is a team driven process, therefore, it is beneficial for the clinical staff to be involved as well.

Participants are welcome to bring real life scenarios to analyze and study.

Note: The intent of this class is to teach students how to bill medical insurance while keeping it in house. There are many ways of submitting claims, which include buying software or outsourcing to a billing company. In this class, it is our goal to keep this process as simple as possible and give participants all the options.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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
  • Learn what medical billing systems are available

We will also focus on several key documents:

  • Comprehensive Medical Examination (CME)
  • Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN)
  • Operative Report (OR)
  • Appeals

Please realize, this is not a complete, comprehensive package, in that some information is beyond the scope of this course. You will still need to do some learning as you go, as it relates to your individual circumstances and practice.


"Thank you Becky for a wonderful learning workshop at the Medical-Dental Insurance Billing and Coding Course. The course is well organized, concise, and informative. As a presenter, Becky is engaging, personable, and fun. We appreciated that all materials were provided and thoroughly reviewed and explained. She welcomed our questions and customized the course to the needs and nuances of our office. Becky is without a doubt highly knowledgeable about the dental industry, front office needs, and training. We've already recommended her course to another dental office. We look forward to working with Becky at Academy of Dental Practice Careers in the future."


Wisetooth Dental September 26, 2017



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