Topic: Stay Out of Jail: The Top Coding Errors
Speaker: Dr. Charles Blair
5:00 p.m. – Networking Reception
5:45 p.m. – Business Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Speaker
DCDS lobbyist Brett Greene will be in attendance and will speak during the Business Meeting to discuss the Universal Paid Leave Act.
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Stay Out of Jail: The Top Coding Errors
Coding errors are predictable in today’s dental practice. Learn the top coding errors – and how not to make them! 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 net increases in cash flow immediately by learning how to do it right.
Based on several thousand dental practices studied, these common problems were identified:
- Consistent Coding Errors
- Clinical Protocol Issues
- Potentially Fraudulent Activities
Dealing with dental insurance is overwhelming but key coding strategies can save you time, prevent hassles, and keep you out of jail. Stop leaving money on the table as PPOs dominate the market place – a tipping point!
1.) The participant will learn through predictive error correction, how to avoid typical coding errors.
2.) The participant will gain knowledge into narratives and documentation.
3.) The participant will gain knowledge into clinical protocol sequences, particularly periodontic.
Dr. Charles Blair is dentistry’s leading authority on insurance coding strategies, fee positioning and strategic planning. He has individually consulted with thousands of practices, helping them identify and implement new strategies for increasing legitimate reimbursement. Dr. Blair’s extensive background and expertise makes him uniquely qualified to share his wealth of knowledge with the dental profession. A widely-read and highly-respected author and publisher, he currently offers several publications, Coding with Confidence, Administration with Confidence, Diagnostic Coding for Dental Claim Submission, Medical Dental Cross Coding with Confidence and the Insurance Solutions Newsletter. Also through his expertise, he founded www.practicebooster.com which optimizes insurance administration and aids in maximizing reimbursement. He holds degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Mathematics and Dental Surgery.