Stay Out of Jail: Avoid Coding Errors and Excel in Insurance Administration

Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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**Walk-in Registration Accepted**

Coding errors are predictable in today’s dental practice. Learn the top coding errors and how not to make them! This course will cover the new CDT - 2019 codes.

You will also receive 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 increases in cash flow immediately by learning how to do it right. Based on several thousand dental practices studied, these common problems were identified: 1) consistent coding errors; 2) clinical protocol issues; and 3) potentially fraudulent activities.

Dealing with dental insurance is overwhelming, but key strategies can save you time, prevent hassles and keep you out of jail. You will receive essential tools to properly file dental insurance claims and calculate primary and secondary insurance receipts. In addition, co-pay forgiveness, discounting, multiple fee positioning, patient gifts, falsifying NPI numbers and even PPO strategies will be discussed. Stop leaving money on the table, as PPOs dominate the marketplace.

You Will Learn

  • How to avoid typical coding errors through predictive error correction
  • To gain knowledge into co-pay forgiveness, discounting, multiple fees, NPI numbers, etc.
  • How to handle patient gifts; evaluate and deal with PPOs

Who Should Attend
This program is designed for dental practitioners and all members of the dental team.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry would like to acknowledge and thank CareCredit for their generous support of this program.

About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



CE Credit

CEU: Units - 6

This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Regular Tuition: $295 Dentists; $195 Allied Dental Professionals

*Course includes coffee/tea service in the morning


Charles Blair, DDS, is dentistry’s leading authority on practice profitability, fee analysis, insurance coding strategies and overhead control. He is the author and publisher of 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. He founded which optimizes insurance administration and aids in maximizing reimbursement. He earned his DDS degree at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and holds degrees in accounting, business administration and mathematics.



Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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