Get Up To Speed with CDT and ICD-10-CM

  • Saturday 1/29/2022
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 638SE
  • Cost: $125
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 102 A
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Dilaine Gloege, CDA is Director of Education and Client Services for Unified Smiles. She is also founder of Tidewater Consulting Services. She leads programs to help practice owners develop a team of experts. A dental billing author, educator, speaker, and consultant, Dilaine has more than 35 years of dental experience. Dilaine helps dental practice owners succeed through profitable, legitimate insurance claims reimbursement. She speaks, presents, and consults on dental and medical billing nationwide. Certifications and Memberships: Certified Dental Assistant, AAPC Certified Professional Coder, Member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, Member of Dental Entrepreneur Woman, and Member of American Association of Dental Consultants. Dilaine has contributed to the following publications: Insurance Solutions Newsletter, Coding with Confidence, Administration with Confidence, and Medical Dental Cross Coding with Confidence. Dilaine is the author of Dental Claim Support’s Profitable Guide to Coordination of Benefits for Dentists: Navigate the insurance maze and master the rules of coordination of benefits. Available soon!

Have your claims been denied because of missing or incorrect codes for procedures? Two of the most important code sets are the CDT (Current Dental Terminology) and ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification). These code sets must be used correctly to report procedures on dental claims for reimbursement. Because dentistry and healthcare are ever-changing, the CDT code set is updated annually. This course will update attendees on recent code changes, why these changes were made, and how your practice is affected. The ICD-10-CM is a code set used to prove medical necessity. Many plans such as Medicare Advantage, Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Medicaid plans are requiring the application of ICD-10-CM codes on the dental claim. Some payers will require a diagnosis code for certain procedures such as bone grafting. This course will help attendees correctly select, apply, and document the necessary codes for a successful dental claim submission.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Learn how to document for specificity 
  • Select the correct CDT and ICD-10-CM codes
  • Apply ICD-10-CM codes to a dental claim form
  • Discuss recent code changes and how your practice is affected
This course is also offered on Thursday, 2:00 - 5:00 pm, 153TE
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office