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3/28/20 Maryland Dental Hygienists Association, Navigating Periodontal Care with 2018 Perio Protocols Flow Chart and Coding Fraud by Accident or Ignorance

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

3/28/20 Maryland Dental Hygienists Association

10:00AM to 12:00PM, Navigating Periodontal Care with 2018 Perio Protocols Flow Chart

Most dental professionals are caring, ethical, and honest. They would never knowingly
perpetrate any type of dental fraud, abuse, or scam. Patients and possibly others you work
with may ask if codes can be alternated, treatment dates changed and more to increase dental benefit coverage. This is more than an ethical dilemma. We have worked too long and hard to complete our education and licensure to allow fraud and abuse to jeopardize success.
Procedure codes are part of every patient encounter even if there are no dental benefits.
Without knowledge of the codes and how they are being applied, there is a likelihood of fraud being committed.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Protect against fraud being committed even by accident or ‘we always did it that way’
  • Guard against misuse of the game changing D4346 gingival inflammation code
  • Grasp the reasons why carriers can remap (down-code) but dental practices cannot
  • Identify how dental hygienists need to create simple and effective “Twitter-Style” dental-
    medical necessity narratives

Who: This course is appropriate for dentists, hygienists, assistants and business
professionals.

Coding Fraud by Accident or Ignorance

Most dental professionals are caring, ethical, and honest. They would never knowingly perpetrate any type of dental fraud, abuse, or scam. Patients and possibly others you work with may ask if codes can be alternated, treatment dates changed and more to increase dental benefit coverage. This is more than an ethical dilemma. We have worked too long and hard to complete our education and licensure to allow fraud and abuse to jeopardize success. Procedure codes are part of every patient encounter even if there are no dental benefits. Without knowledge of the codes and how they are being applied, there is a likelihood of fraud being committed.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Protect against fraud being committed even by accident or ‘we always did it that way’
  • Guard against misuse of the game changing D4346 gingival inflammation code
  • Grasp the reasons why carriers can remap (down-code) but dental practices cannot
  • Identify how dental hygienists need to create simple and effective “Twitter-Style” dental-medical necessity narratives

Who: This course is appropriate for dentists, hygienists, assistants and business
professionals.

Details

Date:
March 28
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Sherri Foran RDH, BSDH, MPA
Phone:
269.873.6264
Email:
idhasherri4n@gmail.com
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