Maneuvering the Reimbursement Minefield
Thursday, May 6
Quick Summary: It's a quagmire out there. Learn how NOT to get mired in it.
Fee: Doctors $68 All Others $27
Course Description: 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 systematic 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 his 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.
- To recognize the dangers in coding improperly and benefits of coding properly.
- To know the most commonly misused codes and how to avoid the "usual" errors.
- To be able to develop systems that result in timely payment.
Course most appropriate for: All Attendees
C.E. Hours: 3 non-clinical hours
Academy of General Dentistry Code: 159