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October 13

“A practice that under prices fees by 5% loses millions, compounded over a career.” ADVANCED BILLING AND CODING – Morning session Many practices find it a challenge to remain complaint 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. Course objectives: • Establish knowledge of dental and wellness benefits and State-Federal government regulations • Learn tips for navigating dental benefits to maximize production, collection and insurance benefits • Recognize and understand how to properly utilize updated and revised dental codes • Know the importance of utilizing diagnostic codes for accessing additional insurance benefits • Learn how to establish risk assessment as a baseline of health which translates into increased coverage • Tip for updating the practice’s medical history form • Understand the S.O.A.P. format, and the legalities of documentation and narrative writing MEDICAL/DENTAL CODING – Afternoon session The benefits of medical/dental cross coding are numerous. Understanding of medical insurance is the key to getting paid! However, there is much confusion about medical billing and most teams don’t have the resources or time to figure it out. Take charge of your practice’s billing through this information hands-on workshop! Learn a step-by-step process for claim processing – from first patient contact through final payment. Gain a greater understanding of diagnostic, procedure and DME codes, and the use of modifiers. Learn how to complete the CMS-1500 Form and necessary supporting documentation. Learn a system for follow-ups and appeals, and how to avoid common missteps which cause claim denials. Course objectives: • Become proficient in interpreting different types of insurance plans • Recognize the four categories of billable procedures • Understand the authorization process and the importance of S.O.A.P. in documentation • Receive tips for working with insurance companies to obtain patient benefit information • Utilize diagnostic tools, such as I-Cat, saliva tests, medical history intake and risk assessment forms, and clinical skills • Identify how to document and submit medical necessity information • Learn how to report biopsies and oral lesions • Know how to prioritize and report medical diagnostic and procedure codes • Learn about the history, structure and formal of ICD-10 coding systemREGISTRATION FORM Oct2017 Taxin


October 13


Northern California Dental Society


Red Bluff Community Center
1500 South Jackson
Red Bluff, CA 96080 United States
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The mission of the Northern California Dental Society shall be to encourage the improvement of the health of the public; to unite ethical practitioners of dentistry; to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the interests of the members of the Society and the public.


Strive to promote the value of membership through awareness of benefits; provide social networking events and increase support to new member dentists; improve the level of connection between the dentist and their communities and ensure that members feel like a vital part of the society.