Course Details
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker: Roy Shelburne, DDS
Fee: DDS $139; Staff $69
Seating Limit: 100
AGD Code: 550

When the practice is paid rapidly and appropriately, things are good; however, when there are delays, denials, and requests for additional information, things are not quite so good. Mistakes can be devastating to the practice. During the investigation as well as in the preparation for and during Dr. Shelburne’s trial, it became apparent that his billing and coding systems were faulty. He now educates others so that they can bill and code appropriately. His message is: It is possible to implement systems that can form a proactive defensive systemic approach that will result in maximum, legitimate reimbursement. To be prepared for this challenge, the team must be careful, concise, complete, and diligent. Learning and implementing Dr. Shelburne’s approach will result in higher reimbursement while reducing the risk associated with the coding piece of the practice. If the deficiencies in your systems are ignored, both doctor and staff are at risk.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the dangers in coding improperly and benefits of coding properly.
  • Understand the most misused codes and avoiding the “usual” errors.
  • Develop systems that result in timely payment.

This course is designed for the entire dental team.

This course counts toward the Certified Dental Business Professional program. Earn 1 credit in the Insurance Benefits/Coding and category 1 credit in the Office Finances category. Click here for more information on the MDA Certified Dental Business Professional program. Look for this logo for other CDBP-qualifying courses.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance and MDA Services.

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