CDT 2022 Coding Updates

Dec 9, 2021


A complimentary reference for the ADA's CDT 2022 orthodontic section changes, as well as additional coding programs for the orthodontic office.  

After viewing CDT 2022 Changes, be sure to download the handouts for that session and share with your office. As of Feb. 2022, we have added an NEW, Expanded FAQ document for you and your staff.

Other great content in this collection includes

  • The Ins-N-Outs of Insurance Receivables from Jackie Shoemaker -- a must see for Orthodontists who want a better understanding of insurance receivables.
  • Navigating the World of Insurance Coding from Dr. Doug Depew.  This will provide a basic understanding of how to code.
  • In Virtual Insanity! if you watch the second half, you'll learn about coding for Teledentistry.  

This series can be viewed anytime, anywhere, from any device for free by members!  Not all sessions in this package include CE. 

Members: Free
Residents: Free
Staff Club: Free
CE Passport: Free
Distance Learning: Free

Products

2019 AAO Annual Session - The Ins-N-Outs of Insurance Receivables

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2019 AAO Annual Session - The Ins-N-Outs of Insurance Receivables

Jul 23, 2019 4:00pm ‐ Jul 23, 2019 4:00pm

While the thought of insurance receivables may induce nightmares of hold queues, lost claims, and lost benefits, with the right tactics and techniques it could become your best friend! By using a mixture of consistency and creativity, you can rely on insurance benefits as a way to maximize your cash flow swiftly and significantly.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze and prioritize your insurance delinquency workload.
  • Utilize your specific practice management system to work insurance efficiently.
  • Accelerate your cash flow through insurance filing strategies.

Speaker(s):
Free Standard: $75.00
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00

2019 Webinar - Navigating the World of Insurance Coding

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2019 Webinar - Navigating the World of Insurance Coding

Apr 25, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Apr 25, 2019 8:30pm

Dealing with dental insurance for our patients can be both a blessing and a curse, as it helps patients afford much needed orthodontic treatment but necessitates substantial work on our part.

A systematic and consistent insurance protocol is imperative for your orthodontic practice to be profitable. Whether your practice accepts assignment or not, or is in-network or not, this presentation will help clear up some of the challenging aspects of the process. We will discuss terminology used in insurance submission, review specific dental insurance codes, and share many tips and tricks to help you maximize receipt of insurance benefit payments. 

As coding can be quite confusing Dr. Depew will discuss how to accurately use the various CDT and ICD-10 codes you may use in your practice as well as the implications of the Affordable Care Act.  Please note, that some Insurance Codes will change from year-to-year.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the proper terminology and codes needed for accurate insurance submission.
  2. Develop a system to submit and follow-up on insurance claims to help satisfy patient accounts and help your patients take advantage of their benefits.
  3. Choose the level of involvement your practice will have with insurance companies.

Dr. Douglas Depew has maintained an orthodontic practice since 1990. He graduated from the University of Georgia, received his DMD degree from the Medical College of Georgia, and his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master's Degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He is the recipient of numerous achievements and awards. Dr. Depew is the founder and academic director of Trapezio, home of the Academy of Orthodontic Assisting, and is recognized for his knowledge in training of orthodontic staff. He is an active member of several dental and orthodontic organizations and is active in the community through involvement in youth sports, schools, and business development.

Speaker(s):
Residents: Free
CE Passport: Free
Staff Club: Free
Members: Free

Dental Coding and CDT 2022

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Dental Coding and CDT 2022

Dec 15, 2021 8:00am ‐ Dec 15, 2021 8:30am

Dr. Randall Markarian provides a quick update on dental coding changes and CDT 2022.  This will walk you through changes for 2022.  

Be sure to download the additional handouts for you and your staff.  As of February 1, 2022, please reference a new, expanded FAQ PDF, available through the attached files. 

CE is not available for this program.

Speaker(s):
Members: $0.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00
Standard: $0.00
Standard: $0.00
Standard: Free

Virtual Insanity! Two-part session: Virtual Orthodontic Visits & Bridging the Knowledge Gap, Including Coding Visits

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Virtual Insanity! Two-part session: Virtual Orthodontic Visits & Bridging the Knowledge Gap, Including Coding Visits

Dec 3, 2020 7:30pm ‐ Dec 3, 2020 8:45pm

Join Dr. Dan Bills for this Complimentary Business of Orthodontics webinar, Virtual Insanity! Virtual Orthodontic Visits Before, During, and After a Global Pandemic — As with many practices, Dr. Dan Bills was forced to develop a complete virtual treatment platform to continue to manage patients’ treatment during mandated closure during the pandemic. Serendipitously, Dr. Bills and his team learned a lot about the potential for virtual visits to enhance (not replace) the in-office patient experience to help deliver quality orthodontic care in an effective, efficient, and convenient manner — a mindset change which wouldn't have been explored pre-pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the concept of virtual orthodontic consultations as a tool for quality orthodontic offices to provide the convenience that some patients are craving. (Pre-Pandemic Mindset)
  • Explain in detail a Virtual Treatment Platform that was developed in order to manage patients’ treatment during mandated closure (Pandemic Mindset)
  • Explore what this forced workflow change has taught us about the perceptions and logistics of virtual visits, and how we have successfully utilized them to improve our practice now that we are back in the office treating patients (Post-Pandemic Mindset)

Immediately following Dr. Bills, Teledentistry Legislation expert Amber Lovatos will discuss Bridging the Knowledge Gap and Navigating Teledentistry Policy. Amber will walk you through the considerations for participating in teledentistry; state practice acts, billing, insurance reimbursement, legislation, codes, HIPAA, technology, licensure, barriers, and other consideration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to dissect your specific state dental practice act for possible limiting verbiage to telecommunication in dentistry.
  • Learn to identify barriers to teledentistry and how-to address
    them.
  • Develop teledentistry opportunities while remaining compliant with your state’s practice act.

Speaker Disclosure:  None

Length of session:
The session is scheduled for 75 minutes.

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the Webinar will earn 1.25 CE for the entire session.

Continuing Education Disclaimer:

This Continuing Education Program provides attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing education experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in any program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented or the products used by the AAO or by any of the respective subsidiaries. Speakers are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations; however, the AAO shall not be liable for a speaker’s failure to disclose such interest.

American Association of Orthodontists 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 lectures or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

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Members: Free
Residents: Free
Staff Club: Free
CE Passport: Free
Distance Learning: Free