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Stay Out of Jail: Avoid Coding Errors and Excel in Insurance Administration

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January 11, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Continuing Education

Coding errors are predictable in today's dental practice. Learn the top coding errors and how not to make them! This course will cover the new CDT - 2014 codes, which include more than 50 changes. You will also receive new, valuable information on some of the "hot" sections of the CDT code, which you can use to identify and fix coding problems that lurk in your practice. Most practices can expect legitimate new increases in cash flow immediately by learning how to do it right. Based on several thousand dental practices studied, these common problems were identified: 1) consistent coding errors; 2) clinical protocol issues; and 3) potentially fraudulent activities.

Dealing with dental insurance is overwhelming but key strategies can save you time, prevent hassles and keep you out of jail. You will receive essential tools to properly file dental insurance claims and calculate primary and secondary insurance receipts. In addition, co-pay forgiveness, discounting, multiple fee positioning, patient gifts, falsifying NPI numbers and even PPO strategies will be discussed. Stop leaving money on the table, as PPOs dominate the marketplace — a tipping point!

You Will Learn:

  • How to avoid typical coding errors through predictive error correction
  • Gain knowledge into co-pay forgiveness, discounting, multiple fees, NPI numbers, etc.
  • How to handle patient gifts; evaluate and deal with PPOs

Who Should Attend:

This program is designed for established dentists, new dentists, dental staff and spouses.

Tuition: $245 Dentists; $185 Allied Dental Professionals  (includes continental breakfast)
Program: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am 
Credits: This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit

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Charles Blair, DDS, is dentistry's leading authority on practice profitability, fee analysis, insurance coding strategies and overhead control. He is the author and publisher of two publications: Coding with Confidence and the Insurance Solutions Newsletter. He earned his DDS degree at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and holds degrees in accounting, business administration and mathematics.

University of the Pacific would like to thank CareCredit for their generous support of this program.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.