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  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/19/2023 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    A strong financial understanding and business acumen is important to the health of an OMS practice. During this 90-minute webinar, participants will learn why practices should focus on profit vs. revenue and discover the items that routinely keep OMS practices from being as profitable as they could be. A case study on increasing profitability through analysis and planning will be reviewed. Code: WPM230419

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    Making Dollars and Sense of Your Financials

    A strong financial understanding and business acumen is important to the health of an OMS practice. During this 90-minute webinar, participants will learn why practices should focus on profit vs. revenue and discover the items that routinely keep OMS practices from being as profitable as they could be. A case study on increasing profitability through analysis and planning will be reviewed.

    Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

    1. Analyze profit and loss statements and balance sheets.  
    2. Interpret financial statements to identify areas of overspending or new opportunities for growth.  
    3. Identify the most common issues seen in practices today and provide dependable solutions.

    Cancellation Policy: Registrants will receive a full refund up until the day before the event. No refund will be given for cancellation on the day of or after the event.

    Jessica Nunn

    Jessica Nunn, a partner at Maven Financial Partners, works to build trust with her clients by delivering meaningful financial solutions and advice that is relevant to clients’ lives and businesses – using a holistic financial perspective for small businesses. Ms. Nunn has worked in public and middle-market accounting firms – providing financial planning, business consulting and tax-planning strategy to small businesses and their owners.

    Disclosures: No relevant financial disclosures.

    Continuing Education Provider Approval
    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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 courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credit(s).

    AGD - Accepted Program Provider
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    11/1/22-12/31/26
    Provider ID# 214680

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/12/2023 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    OMSs and their coding staff will learn the basic elements of CDT, CPT and ICD-10-CM coding systems and discover the relationship between coding and third-party reimbursement. Participants will be given the necessary tools to achieve coding compliance and attain optimal reimbursement while preventing fraud and abuse. This 90-minute webinar introduces important insurance policy language as well as examples of the most common coding errors by OMSs that invariably trigger audits or poor reimbursement through lack of documentation or misuse of modifiers. Code: WCW230412

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    Coding Insights: Tools to Achieve Coding Compliance and Optimal Reimbursement 

    OMSs and their coding staff will learn the basic elements of CDT, CPT and ICD-10-CM coding systems and discover the relationship between coding and third-party reimbursement. Participants will be given the necessary tools to achieve coding compliance and attain optimal reimbursement while preventing fraud and abuse. This 90-minute webinar introduces important insurance policy language as well as examples of the most common coding errors by OMSs that invariably trigger audits or poor reimbursement through lack of documentation or misuse of modifiers.

    Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

    1. Examine code sets, including history, structure and coding guidelines.  
    2. Achieve compliance through appropriate documentation and identify common coding errors. 
    3. Analyze OMS-specific procedures and describe the relationship between coding and third-party reimbursement.  

    Cancellation Policy: Registrants will receive a full refund up until the day before the event. No refund will be given on the day of or after the event.

    Joshua Everts, DDS, MD, FACS

    Joshua Everts, DDS, MD, FACS, received his training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Everts has had an interest in coding since residency, when he completed the AAOMS coding and billing curriculum prior to graduating. He has since served on AAOMS's coding committees – including being the current chair on the Committee on Healthcare Policy, Coding and Reimbursement – where he assists in writing material for AAOMS Today, contributing to coding educational resources and proctoring coding courses. Dr. Everts also serves as liaison to the AMA's CPT Editorial Panel for review and modification of medical procedural coding. As a small business owner, Dr. Everts knows the importance of overhead and efficiency and the role coding and billing plays in his profitability.

    Disclosure: No Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosures were reported.

    Adam Pitts, DDS, MD, FACS

    Adam Pitts, DDS, MD, FACS, completed a general surgery internship after medical school and his surgical residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He is actively involved in the AAOMS Committee on Healthcare Policy, Coding and Reimbursement and also is a diplomate of ABOMS. In 2015, Dr. Pitts became the president and owner of Oral Surgical Institute, where he practices all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery with an emphasis on facial cosmetic surgery. He participates on numerous committees in local hospitals as was selected as Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at HCA/Tristar Centennial Medical Center in 2016. In an effort to address significant access-to-care issues within his state, Dr. Pitts obtained a Certificate of Need and now operates the only accredited ambulatory surgical center in Tennessee focused on providing oral and maxillofacial and pediatric dental care.

    Disclosure: No Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosures were reported.

    Continuing Education Provider Approval
    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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 courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credit(s).

    AGD - Accepted Program Provider
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    11/1/22-12/31/26
    Provider ID# 214680

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/15/2023 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    OSHA estimates 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations are at risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens annually, and approximately 385,000 needlestick and other sharps-related injuries are sustained by hospital healthcare workers alone. Studies estimate that between 600,000 and 800,000 needlestick and other percutaneous injuries occur annually to workers in medical and dental facilities and other healthcare settings. This 90-minute webinar will provide information on risks related to occupational sharps injuries as well as OSHA- and CDC-required safety protocols, including reporting, first aid, medical follow-up and serologic testing. Code: WPM230315

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    Needlestick and Sharps Injuries: Risks, Management and Safety Protocols

    OSHA estimates 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations are at risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens annually, and approximately 385,000 needlestick and other sharps-related injuries are sustained by hospital healthcare workers alone. Studies estimate that between 600,000 and 800,000 needlestick and other percutaneous injuries occur annually to workers in medical and dental facilities and other healthcare settings. This 90-minute webinar will provide information on risks related to occupational sharps injuries as well as OSHA- and CDC-required safety protocols, including reporting, first aid, medical follow-up and serologic testing.

    Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

    1. Determine risks related to occupational sharps injuries in the OMS setting.  
    2. Recognize the steps needed to manage an occupational sharps injury.  
    3. Implement written OSHA and CDC protocols for managing occupational sharps injuries.  
    4. Identify strategies for reducing occupational sharps injuries in the OMS practice.

    Cancellation Policy: Registrants will receive a full refund up until the day before the event. No refund will be given for cancellation on the day of or after the event.

    Katherine F. Schrubbe, PhD, MEd, RDH

    Katherine Schrubbe is an independent consultant on OSHA and dental infection control. She earned a PhD and master’s degree in education at Marquette University and holds a Wisconsin dental hygienist license. She has served in corporate dentistry on an executive team and has extensive experience in dental education at Marquette University School of Dentistry. She served on the faculty and in clinic administration responsible for compliance, risk management and quality assurance. She is active in many professional organizations and committees, including the Wisconsin Dental Association and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention and serves as a member of the Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board. She contributes to the scientific literature on OSHA and infection control topics, provides continuing education programs nationally and consults with private practices for required OSHA training and other compliance-related services.

    Disclosures: No relevant conflict of interests were reported.

    Continuing Education Provider Approval
    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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 courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credit(s).

    AGD - Accepted Program Provider
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    11/1/22-12/31/26
    Provider ID# 214680

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/15/2023 at 1:00 PM (CST)

    Unlock the power of coding modifiers during an in-depth review of the accurate use of modifiers within the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Modifiers are sets of two alpha-numeric characters that are appended to CPT and/or HCPCS codes on the medical billing claim form. Used for informational purposes (anatomy), pricing (changing how the code is paid) and claims processing (changing how claims processing edits apply), modifiers serve a variety of purposes. Participants will discuss common modifiers and how to identify when they are appropriately applied to avoid any misuse. Code: WCW230215

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    The Nuts and Bolts of Mastering Modifiers 

    Unlock the power of coding modifiers during an in-depth review of the accurate use of modifiers within the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Modifiers are sets of two alpha-numeric characters that are appended to CPT and/or HCPCS codes on the medical billing claim form. Used for informational purposes (anatomy), pricing (changing how the code is paid) and claims processing (changing how claims processing edits apply), modifiers serve a variety of purposes. Participants will discuss common modifiers and how to identify when they are appropriately applied to avoid any misuse.

    Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

    1. Identify when modifiers are appropriate or necessary to include on a claim.  
    2. Summarize commonly used modifiers and describe their purpose.  
    3. Recognize when modifiers may be inappropriate and avoid their misuse.  

    Cancellation Policy: Registrants will receive a full refund up until the day before the event. No refund will be given on the day of or after the event.

    Angela Wubben, BS, CPC, CPB

    Angela Wubben, BS, CPC, CPB, has worked on the clinical and administrative sides of dentistry since 2006 and understands the complexities of dental care and practice administration. She has worked as an auditor for the state of Montana’s Medicaid program and has in-depth knowledge about compliance. She became a Certified Professional Coder in 2017 and realized there were many patients and dental practices that could benefit from her coding knowledge and experience. She established Elevate Integrated Solutions LLC in 2020 to provide medical-dental crosscoding and consulting services to dental clients. Angela is a subject-matter expert, educator and dental coding auditor for AAPC. She has provided training on bloodborne pathogens and Medicaid to Montana dentists since 2017.

    Disclosures: No Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosures were reported.

    Continuing Education Provider Approval
    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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 courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credit(s).

    AGD - Accepted Program Provider
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    11/1/22-12/31/26
    Provider ID# 214680

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The AAOMS Committee on Healthcare Policy, Coding and Reimbursement presents a new online course designed for OMSs and their staff to implement correct coding initiatives for reporting bone grafts and implants and to apply these guidelines to real-life coding scenarios. This course will review processes for verifying coverage with payers, discuss workflow of all stages, provide coding tips using CDT and CPT code sets and apply appropriate coding guidelines for procedures relating to bone grafting and implants. Code: BG23

    The AAOMS Committee on Healthcare Policy, Coding and Reimbursement presents a new online course designed for OMSs and their staff to implement correct coding initiatives for reporting bone grafts and implants and to apply these guidelines to real-life coding scenarios. This course will review processes for verifying coverage with payers, discuss workflow of all stages, provide coding tips using CDT and CPT code sets and apply appropriate coding guidelines for procedures relating to bone grafting and implants.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify steps to determine patient benefits and recognize coverage parameters.
    2. Define bone graft and implant procedure codes, nomenclature and descriptors.
    3. Compare other separately reportable codes to be used in conjunction with bone graft and implant procedures.
    4. Discuss coding options for pre-procedural diagnostic services.
    5. Analyze real-life OMS coding scenarios while applying the appropriate codes for CDT and CPT.

    Completion of this course requires current CPT and CDT coding books.   AAOMS members can purchase coding books through the AAOMS Advantage Partner, Optum. Members using promo code AAOMSMBR will receive a 20 percent discount on select coding books, including the CPT coding manual. CDT coding books can be purchased from ADA.org.  

    You will need your CPT and CDT coding books to complete the clinical scenarios at the end of the course.

    For optimal viewing, Chrome or Firefox are recommended browsers.   As a reminder, your course access will expire in 60 days of registration or upon completion of the course.

    James E. Mercer, DDS

    Dr. James E. Mercer is a board-certified OMS who has practiced in Columbia, S.C., since 1988. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Dentistry and completed a one-year general practice residency, a two-year research fellowship and a four-year OMS specialty training at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Dr. Mercer served as Chair of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs and has been active in code maintenance nationally since 2003. He is a member of the AAOMS Committee on Healthcare Policy, Coding and Reimbursement representing AAOMS as Advisor to the ADA Code Maintenance Committee, Dental Quality Alliance and SNODENT Maintenance Committee.

    Disclosure: No relevant conflict of interest disclosures were reported.

    Hussam Batal, DMD

    Dr. Hussam Batal is a Clinical Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of the Oral Surgery Group Practice at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). He graduated with a dental degree from Damascus University in Syria, completed his DMD training through the Advanced Standing program at GSDM and graduated from the Boston University OMS training program. He joined the full-time faculty in 2003, when he was appointed Clinical Director of the OMS outpatient clinic at Boston Medical Center. He also has held the position of Director of the one-year preliminary Internship program in 2004–11 and is the Director of the OMS Faculty Practice. Dr. Batal is extensively published in dental literature and involved in clinical research in implant surgery, and he presentes continuing education courses in advanced implantology and OMS coding and billing. He is a member of the AAOMS Committee on Healthcare Policy, Coding and Reimbursement representing AAOMS as Alternate Advisor to the ADA Code Maintenance Committee and Dental Quality Alliance.

    Disclosures: No relevant conflict of interest disclosures were reported.

    Continuing Education Provider Approval
    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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 courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credit(s).

    AGD - Accepted Program Provider
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    11/1/22-12/31/26
    Provider ID# 214680

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    For AAPC credit, please contact the AAOMS Coding and Reimbursement Staff at (800) 822-6637. 

  • Contains 17 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This online course is designed especially for OMSs and OMS staff who have never attended a coding workshop and have had little or no formal training in procedural and diagnostic coding. It also is designed for the more seasoned professional looking for a comprehensive refresher of the basics. The course will teach the core elements of coding and provide an effective understanding of the CDT, CPT and ICD-10-CM coding manuals and systems. Participants will have the opportunity to test and reinforce their knowledge through basic case studies and exercises. The course proceeds at a slow, comfortable pace – dedicating sufficient time to each topic. Code: CB23

    This online course is designed especially for OMSs and OMS staff who have never attended a coding workshop and have had little or no formal training in procedural and diagnostic coding. It also is designed for the more seasoned professional looking for a comprehensive refresher of the basics.

    The course will teach the core elements of coding and provide an effective understanding of the CDT, CPT and ICD-10-CM coding manuals and systems. Participants will have the opportunity to test and reinforce their knowledge through basic case studies and exercises. The course proceeds at a slow, comfortable pace – dedicating sufficient time to each topic.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Explain the purpose of coding and its relationship to reimbursement.
    2. Describe ICD-10-CM, CPT, and CDT coding conventions and basic principles.
    3. Discuss basic claim submission processes including coordination of benefits, predetermination, preauthorization, electronic claims submission and more.

    Completion of this course requires current ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS Level II, and CDT coding books.  AAOMS members can purchase coding books through our AAOMS Advantage Partner, Optum. Members using promo code AAOMSMBR will receive a 20 percent discount. CDT coding books can be purchased from ADA.org.  

    This course consists of 10 units. To complete each unit, you will need your printed course manual and coding books (ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS Level II, and CDT).

    The videos will provide verbal explanation of the course manual, the opportunity to complete practice problems, and non-graded quizzes to evaluate your knowledge retention.

    For optimal viewing, Chrome or Firefox are recommended browsers.   As a reminder, your course access will expire in 60 days of registration or upon completion of the course.

    Dawn Jackson, DrPH, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

    Dawn Jackson is a faculty emeritus of the Health Services Administration program at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). She obtained her master’s degree in allied health education from EKU and a doctorate degree in health services management from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She is a fellow with the American Health Information Management Association. Jackson’s areas of expertise include healthcare reimbursement systems, coding and billing processes, medical law and healthcare management. A certified coding specialist, she has trained physicians and their staff for more than 30 years and has presented coding courses for AAOMS for over 25 years.

    Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. 

    Continuing Education Provider Approval
    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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 courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 7.0 continuing education credit(s).

    AGD - Accepted Program Provider
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    11/1/22-12/31/26
    Provider ID# 214680

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based enduring material for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    For AAPC credit, please contact the AAOMS Coding and Reimbursement Staff at (800) 822-6637. 

  • Contains 15 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course provides education on Medicare programs and policies that impact oral and maxillofacial surgeons and their staff. This self-paced program includes discussions of Medicare components (Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D), Medicare fraud and abuse, payment policies, appeal processes, and miscellaneous Medicare-related topics. There is a saying in healthcare – “as Medicare goes, so do the other carriers.” If you take the time to thoroughly learn the Medicare program, you will better understand your commercial payers, too. Code: MC23

    This course provides education on Medicare programs and policies that impact oral and maxillofacial surgeons and their staff. This self-paced program includes discussions of Medicare components (Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D), Medicare fraud and abuse, payment policies, appeal processes, and miscellaneous Medicare-related topics. There is a saying in healthcare – “as Medicare goes, so do the other carriers.” If you take the time to thoroughly learn the Medicare program, you will better understand your commercial payers, too.

     Learning Objectives:

    1. Differentiate between Medicare Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D.
    2. Identify actions prohibited by the False Claims Act (FCA), the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law).
    3. Explain Medicare’s enrollment options, including “opting out” of Medicare.
    4. Define fraud and abuse.
    5. Name provisions and penalties associated with Medicare fraud and abuse.
    6. Review how federal law regulations and Medicare polices impact the oral and maxillofacial surgery practices.
    7. Discuss the general steps of the Medicare billing procedures and appeals process.
    8. Cite future alternate payment models.

    For optimal viewing, Chrome or Firefox are recommended browsers.   As a reminder, your course access will expire in 60 days of registration or upon completion of the course.

    Dawn Jackson, DrPH, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

    Dawn Jackson is a faculty emeritus of the Health Services Administration program at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). She obtained her master’s degree in allied health education from EKU and a doctorate degree in health services management from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She is a fellow with the American Health Information Management Association. Jackson’s areas of expertise include healthcare reimbursement systems, coding and billing processes, medical law and healthcare management. A certified coding specialist, she has trained physicians and their staff for more than 30 years and has presented coding courses for AAOMS for over 25 years.

    Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. 

    Continuing Education Provider Approval
    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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 courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 7.0 continuing education credit(s).

    AGD - Accepted Program Provider
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    11/1/22-12/31/26
    Provider ID# 214680

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based enduring material for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    For AAPC credit, please contact the AAOMS Coding and Reimbursement Staff at (800) 822-6637. 

  • Contains 21 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The OMS Billing course is the capstone to the Coding Certificate Program. It focuses on documentation guidelines, predetermination tips, claims filing, appeal tips and fraud and abuse. Accurate coding and billing services must be a priority for every OMS and his or her staff due to increased fraud and abuse investigations stemming from strict billing guidelines and inaccurate coding. Code: BW23

    The OMS Billing course is the capstone to the Coding Certificate Program. It focuses on documentation guidelines, predetermination tips, claims filing, appeal tips and fraud and abuse. Accurate coding and billing services must be a priority for every OMS and his or her staff due to increased fraud and abuse investigations stemming from strict billing guidelines and inaccurate coding.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Review healthcare fraud and abuse issues addressed by federal and state laws and their impact on offering discounts.
    2. Demonstrate adherence to standards for appropriate coding and implement compliance plans that include conducting compliance audits.
    3. Explain various methods for setting office fees, including annual percentage increases, cost-based fees, national percentiles and percentage increases over Medicare.
    4. Describe types of managed care organizations – including HMO, PPO and POS plans – and basic elements of MCO contracts.
    5. Discuss basic elements of commercial and government-sponsored health insurance plans, including different reimbursement methodologies.
    6. Apply and/or understand Medicare-related policies, such as the National Provider Identifier, provider enrollment, accepting assignment, participation vs. nonparticipation vs. opting out, mandatory claims submission, timeframes for claims filing, Medicare notices (ABN) and more.
    7. Use pre-, intra- and post-claims processing submission procedures, such as predetermination, preauthorization, coordination of benefits, clean claim filing, electronic submission, contractual adjustments, write-offs, overpayments and more.
    8. Define the appeals process, starting with reading and understanding the EOB, writing appeal letters, internal and external commercial insurance reviews, and the Medicare process.
    9. Examine future healthcare reimbursement topics, including pay for performance, healthcare transparency and computer-assisted coding.

    For optimal viewing, Chrome or Firefox are recommended browsers.   As a reminder, your course access will expire in 60 days of registration or upon completion of the course.


    Dawn Jackson, DrPH, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

    Dawn Jackson is a faculty emeritus of the Health Services Administration program at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). She obtained her master’s degree in allied health education from EKU and a doctorate degree in health services management from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She is a fellow with the American Health Information Management Association. Jackson’s areas of expertise include healthcare reimbursement systems, coding and billing processes, medical law and healthcare management. A certified coding specialist, she has trained physicians and their staff for more than 30 years and has presented coding courses for AAOMS for over 25 years.

    Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. 

    Continuing Education Provider Approval
    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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 courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 9.0 continuing education credit(s).

    AGD - Accepted Program Provider
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    11/1/22-12/31/26
    Provider ID# 214680

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based enduring material for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    For AAPC credit, please contact the AAOMS Coding and Reimbursement Staff at (800) 822-6637. 

  • Contains 31 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The popular AAOMS Beyond the Basics Coding online workshop features comprehensive content to address coding guidance for the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. In addition to existing coding assistance for anesthesia services, bone grafting, fractures, extractions and implants, this course offers insights into coding dentoalveolar procedures such as surgical exposure, surgical uprighting, soft-tissue procedures, I&Ds, cleft palate/lip procedures, wound debridement and repairs. This course also includes instruction on the E/M coding and documentation changes that took effect in 2021 and 2023. Participants must have a basic understanding of CDT, CPT and ICD-10-CM in order to comprehend the content in this course. Basic coding knowledge or completion of the AAOMS Basic Coding for OMS and ICD-10-CM for OMS online courses is highly recommended before participating in this course. Code: CW23

    The popular AAOMS Beyond the Basics Coding online workshop features comprehensive content to address coding guidance for the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. In addition to existing coding assistance for anesthesia services, bone grafting, fractures, extractions and implants, this course offers insights into coding dentoalveolar procedures such as surgical exposure, surgical uprighting, soft-tissue procedures, I&Ds, cleft palate/lip procedures, wound debridement and repairs. This course also includes instruction on the E/M coding and documentation changes that took effect in 2021 and 2023. Participants must have a basic understanding of CDT, CPT and ICD-10-CM in order to comprehend the content in this course. Basic coding knowledge or completion of the AAOMS Basic Coding for OMS and ICD-10-CM for OMS online courses is highly recommended before participating in this course.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Demonstrate compliance through appropriate documentation (e.g., use of E/M guidelines) for services provided.
    2. Review proper diagnosing principles of neoplasms, sequelae and application of 7th characters.
    3. Practice following guidelines for coding anesthesia, applying associated modifiers and other coding trends.
    4. Analyze clinical case studies to code OMS-specific procedures, such as fractures, TMJ and biopsies.
    5. Describe the relationship of coding to third-party reimbursement.

    This course consists of multiple units. To complete each unit, you will need your printed course manual and coding books (ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS Level II and CDT).

    Completion of this course requires current coding books. AAOMS members can purchase coding books through AAOMS Advantage Partner Optum. Members using promo code AAOMSMBR will receive a 20 percent discount off the books. CDT coding books also can be purchased from ADA.org.

    For optimal viewing, Chrome or Firefox are recommended browsers. As a reminder, course access will expire within 90 days of registration or upon course completion.

    Information regarding this and other online coding courses may be found at AAOMS.org/CodingBilling.

    Dawn Jackson, DrPH, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

    Dawn Jackson is a faculty emeritus of the Health Services Administration program at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). She obtained her master’s degree in allied health education from EKU and a doctorate degree in health services management from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She is a fellow with the American Health Information Management Association. Jackson’s areas of expertise include healthcare reimbursement systems, coding and billing processes, medical law and healthcare management. A certified coding specialist, she has trained physicians and their staff for more than 30 years and has presented coding courses for AAOMS for over 25 years.

    Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. 

    Continuing Education Provider Approval
    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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 courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 13.0 continuing education credit(s).

    AGD - Accepted Program Provider
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    11/1/22-12/31/26
    Provider ID# 214680

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based enduring material for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    For AAPC credit, please contact the AAOMS Coding and Reimbursement Staff at (800) 822-6637. 

  • Contains 55 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Medical Terminology and Oral Facial Anatomy 101 is designed to provide you with basic knowledge of OMS anatomy, physiology and terminology to enhance your ability to participate in the AAOMS Basic, Beyond the Basics, and ICD-10-CM coding courses. In addition, it will set the foundation for the increased medical terminology, anatomy and disease process knowledge that will be demanded by the ICD-10-CM coding system. This course will be beneficial to MS coding and billing professionals, anesthesia and surgical assistants, clinical and office staff involved in patient care, dental students, and new residents just starting out in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Code: TA23

    Through the study of medical terminology, participants will be introduced to the language of medicine. Basic word elements – as well as the rules of building and analyzing medical terms – will be explained. The online course emphasizes spelling, definition, usage and pronunciation. In addition, participants will gain an understanding of the anatomical structures of the oral cavity, face and skull, along with common oral and maxillofacial diagnoses and treatments.

    This course is designed for AAOMS fellows and members and their:

    • Anesthesia and surgical assistants
    • Practice managers
    • Coders and billers
    • Administrative staff who work with patients and/or vendors and would benefit from being well-versed in oral and maxillofacial surgery terminology as they represent the practice.

     Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify the root, combining forms, prefixes and suffixes of medical terms.
    2. Use roots, combining forms, prefixes and suffixes to analyze and determine the meaning of medical terms.
    3. List, spell and pronounce medical terms accurately to assure effective communication.
    4. Cite the key anatomical structures of the oral cavity, face and skull.
    5. Apply correct medical terms to the anatomy of the body, with an emphasis on oral and maxillofacial structures.
    6. Describe common oral and maxillofacial conditions and their associated treatments.

    For optimal viewing, Chrome or Firefox are recommended browsers.   As a reminder, your course access will expire in 60 days of registration or upon completion of the course.

    Dawn Jackson, DrPH, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

    Dawn Jackson is a faculty emeritus of the Health Services Administration program at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). She obtained her master’s degree in allied health education from EKU and a doctorate degree in health services management from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She is a fellow with the American Health Information Management Association. Jackson’s areas of expertise include healthcare reimbursement systems, coding and billing processes, medical law and healthcare management. A certified coding specialist, she has trained physicians and their staff for more than 30 years and has presented coding courses for AAOMS for over 25 years.

    Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. 

    Continuing Education Provider Approval
    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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 courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 7.0 continuing education credit(s).

    AGD - Accepted Program Provider
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    11/1/22-12/31/26
    Provider ID# 214680

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based enduring material for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    For AAPC credit, please contact the AAOMS Coding and Reimbursement Staff at (800) 822-6637.