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  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/23/2022 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

    The intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy (IVRO) is a technically straightforward and useful technique with many applications, including management of horizontal mandibular excess, mandibular asymmetry and correction of minor mandibular deficiency. IVRO has a significant advantage over sagittal split osteotomy (SSO) from the standpoint of inferior alveolar nerve injury and risk of unfavorable split. IVRO also may be more forgiving than SSO in patients with TMJ disorders because of a condylotomy effect. IVRO has likely been criticized as a mainstream ramus osteotomy, as maxillomandibular fixation (MMF) is required with the traditional technique. Internal fixation can be readily applied to IVRO and predictably eliminate MMF. Surgical protocols for safe IVRO with internal fixation technique will be discussed in detail during this 60-minute webinar. Code: WCE220323

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    A Fresh Look at lntraoral Vertical Ramus Osteotomy

    The intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy (IVRO) is a technically straightforward and useful technique with many applications, including management of horizontal mandibular excess, mandibular asymmetry and correction of minor mandibular deficiency. IVRO has a significant advantage over sagittal split osteotomy (SSO) from the standpoint of inferior alveolar nerve injury and risk of unfavorable split. IVRO also may be more forgiving than SSO in patients with TMJ disorders because of a condylotomy effect. IVRO has likely been criticized as a mainstream ramus osteotomy, as maxillomandibular fixation (MMF) is required with the traditional technique. Internal fixation can be readily applied to IVRO and predictably eliminate MMF. Surgical protocols for safe IVRO with internal fixation technique will be discussed in detail during this 60-minute webinar.

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Explain the indications and limitations of IVRO. 
    2. Distinguish the virtual planning considerations for IVRO. 
    3. Describe the digital workflow for cutting guide fabrication. 
    4. Integrate IVRO with internal fixation into daily orthognathic surgery 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 the event.

    Register for the 2-part Clinical Webinar Series on Orthognathic Surgery and save $50 off the original price of $250!

    Susie Lin, DDS, MD

    Dr. Lin received her DDS from New York University College of Dentistry and MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her OMS residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) before she was in full-time private practice for approximately 10 years. She completed her craniofacial surgery fellowship at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan before returning to VUMC as full-time faculty and residency research coordinator. Her research interests include hypotensive anesthesia techniques in orthognathic surgery with regard to intraoperative blood loss, quality of surgical field and postoperative nausea and vomiting; effects of age and presence of third molars on the occurrence of unfavorable splits during SSO; use of primary septal cartilage graft for unilateral cleft rhinoplasty; and the effects of IVRO with rigid internal fixation on the TMJ and prevalence of surgical complications. Dr. Lin serves as an ABOMS Board examiner and a reviewer for JOMS

    Disclosures: No relevant disclosures. 

    Samuel J. McKenna, DDS, MD, FACS

    Dr. McKenna is a graduate of UCLA School of Dentistry and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his OMS residency at VUMC, where he is Professor and Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Before assuming the Chair position, Dr. McKenna was Residency Program Director for nearly 20 years. He has a busy academic/hospital-based practice that encompasses the full traditional scope of clinical OMS practice with an emphasis on orthognathic, facial trauma, cleft, oral and maxillofacial pathology and TMJ surgery. Dr. McKenna’s interest in IVRO stems from 40 years of experience applying this procedure to the management of skeletal jaw deformities and TMJ disease.  

    Disclosures: No relevant 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 1.0 continuing education credit(s).

    AGD - Accepted Program Provider
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    5/1/18 – 12/31/22
    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 1.0 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 03/16/2022 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

    TMJ disorders and dentofacial deformities often coexist. One could be the cause or effect of the other. Orthognathic surgeries when performed without management of an active TMJ disorder can create unfavorable outcomes or risk relapse of dentofacial deformities. Accurate diagnosis of a TMJ disorder and management is of great importance in patients with or without dentofacial deformities. Published survey studies show a significant number of OMSs do not perform TMJ surgeries as part of their practice, potentially resulting in the patient treated with only orthognathic surgery or referred to an academic medical center or another practitioner. Even where indicated, traditionally these conditions were treated with separate surgical encounters, increasing morbidity and risks to the patient. Recent data support combining these treatments in appropriate patients when indicated could reduce morbidity of two procedures or risks from an untreated TMJ disorder. Technological advances such as virtual surgical planning and 3D printing have created ways for these surgeries to be done with precision, reduced surgical time and positive outcomes. Combining these surgeries improves quality of care and patient convenience while decreasing risk from a second general anesthesia. Combined surgeries are not done as commonly as conventional orthognathic surgeries, and OMS trainees and practitioners may be unfamiliar with the intricacies of such combined surgeries. This 60-minute webinar will present indications, contraindications, planning, technique and risks/benefits/complications related to these combined TMJ-orthognathic surgeries Code: WCE220316

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    Combined TMJ-orthognathic Surgeries

    TMJ disorders and dentofacial deformities often coexist. One could be the cause or effect of the other. Orthognathic surgeries when performed without management of an active TMJ disorder can create unfavorable outcomes or risk relapse of dentofacial deformities. Accurate diagnosis of a TMJ disorder and management is of great importance in patients with or without dentofacial deformities. Published survey studies show a significant number of OMSs do not perform TMJ surgeries as part of their practice, potentially resulting in the patient treated with only orthognathic surgery or referred to an academic medical center or another practitioner. Even where indicated, traditionally these conditions were treated with separate surgical encounters, increasing morbidity and risks to the patient. Recent data support combining these treatments in appropriate patients when indicated could reduce morbidity of two procedures or risks from an untreated TMJ disorder. Technological advances such as virtual surgical planning and 3D printing have created ways for these surgeries to be done with precision, reduced surgical time and positive outcomes. Combining these surgeries improves quality of care and patient convenience while decreasing risk from a second general anesthesia. Combined surgeries are not done as commonly as conventional orthognathic surgeries, and OMS trainees and practitioners may be unfamiliar with the intricacies of such combined surgeries. This 60-minute webinar will present indications, contraindications, planning, technique and risks/benefits/complications related to these combined TMJ-orthognathic surgeries.

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Discuss indications with identification of patients who could benefit from a combined TMJ-orthognathic surgery. 
    2. Describe the steps in planning for a combined surgery. 
    3. Review the risks and benefits of the combined operation. 
    4. Identify the differences between a traditional orthognathic surgery and a combined surgery.

    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 the event.

    Register for the 2-part Clinical Webinar Series on Orthognathic Surgery and save $50 off the original price of $250!

    Shravan Renapurkar, DMD, FACS

    Dr. Renapurkar is Assistant Professor and Director of the residency program in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his DMD at Boston University before completing an OMS residency program at the University of Minnesota and a pediatric OMS fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and joining VCU as full-time faculty. Dr. Renapurkar has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as lectured at local study clubs and state and national professional meetings. He is Immediate Past President of the Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a member of AAOMS Committee on Research Planning and Technology Assessment and an ABOMS junior examiner. He also is involved with undergraduate and graduate OMS education and has been an active speaker for VCU School of Dentistry continuing education courses.   

    Disclosures: No relevant 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 1.0 continuing education credit(s).

    AGD - Accepted Program Provider
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    5/1/18 – 12/31/22
    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 1.0 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 02/16/2022 at 1:00 PM (CST)

    This 90-minute webinar will cover the correct coding principles and guidelines for diagnostic and procedure coding seen most often in OMS practices, including oral pathology, radiology and trauma. Participants will be guided through scenarios for all these topics, when and how to use modifiers appropriately and when to use a dental code vs. a medical code. Code: WCW220216

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    OMS Medical and Dental Coding Guidance for Radiology, Trauma and Pathology 

    This 90-minute webinar will cover the correct coding principles and guidelines for diagnostic and procedure coding seen most often in OMS practices, including oral pathology, radiology and trauma. Participants will be guided through scenarios for all these topics, when and how to use modifiers appropriately and when to use a dental code vs. a medical code.

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Cite the differences between CPT and CDT coding for radiology services.  
    2. Use a CMS 1500 form for trauma related services. 
    3. Review the concepts for laterality for facial fractures and how to apply the appropriate modifiers and diagnosis codes. 
    4. Discuss how to choose the appropriate CPT code for oral pathology procedures. 
    5. Demonstrate how to choose the appropriate diagnosis code for pathology services. 

    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 the event.

    Terri Bradley

    Terri Bradley, a CPC practice management consultant, founded Terri Bradley Consulting nearly 15 years ago before launching OMS Billing Solutions as an extension of her services. Her hands-on experience, including management of a multi-doctor OMS practice, laid the foundation for her success as a speaker, consultant and medical coding expert. She keeps up with policy updates and changes in the insurance industry while working with OMS offices across the country daily. She has been published in the Dr. Raymond Fonseca Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery textbook, Dentistry IQ and CDT Coding Companions from 2017 to 2021, and she co-authored Dictations and Coding in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She is a member of AAPC and one of the founding members of the JAWS Society (now known as the Society of OMS Administrators).

    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
    5/1/18 – 12/31/22
    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 02/09/2022 at 1:00 PM (CST)

    In the beginning, a new practice survives on the same motto as any other business: doing more with less. However, growth must accompany success. One of the most common questions received is: “How do I recruit and hire a new team member to join my practice?” This 90-minute webinar will share the best tips to recruit new rockstar team members, how to conduct successful employee interviews, key characteristics to look for in a new team member and what to do once he or she is hired. In other words, attendees will learn how to hire and retain their new favorite team member. Code: WPM220209

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    Benefits of Proper Employee Selection: Recruiting, Hiring, Training and Incentivizing Valuable Employees

    In the beginning, a new practice survives on the same motto as any other business: doing more with less. However, growth must accompany success. One of the most common questions received is: “How do I recruit and hire a new team member to join my practice?” This 90-minute webinar will share the best tips to recruit new rockstar team members, how to conduct successful employee interviews, key characteristics to look for in a new team member and what to do once he or she is hired. In other words, attendees will learn how to hire and retain their new favorite team member.

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Employ the proper stages of recruiting, hiring, training and incentivizing a new team member.  
    2. Evaluate what is the problem in the practice that the new team member's role will solve.  
    3. Operate a proper search for a qualified and skilled candidate who is the right fit for the practice and the team's needs.  
    4. Examine key qualities, credentials and experiences to look for or steer away from in the hiring process.
    5. Arrange a proper hiring and onboarding process for new team members.

    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 the event.

    Jay A. Shorr, MBM-C, CAC I-XVI

    Founder

    Shorr Solutions

    Jay A. Shorr, MBM-C, CAC I-XVI, is founder and partner of Shorr Solutions, a medical practice consulting firm assisting practices with their operational, administrative and financial health. He served as Vice President of Operations and Practice Administrator for a leading board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon in South Florida and held partnerships in two leading South Florida plastic surgery centers.

    Shorr has served as the only non-licensed medical professional on the medical advisory board for The Aesthetic Show since 2017, and he co-led Shorr Solutions to win the 2018 and 2019 best practice management company awards from The Aesthetic Show. A veteran in the conference lecture circuit, he serves as an expert speaker for nearly a dozen aesthetic industry organizations and shares his knowledge as a writer for numerous industry publications.

    Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosures were reported.

    Mara Shorr, CAC II-XVI

    Partner

    Shorr Solutions

    Mara Shorr, CAC II-XVI, is a partner for Shorr Solutions. She is a Level II-XVI Certified Aesthetic Consultant, utilizing knowledge and skills from her previous positions in marketing for two leading dermatology, cosmetic and plastic surgery practices in South Florida. Focusing on internal and client strategies in traditional and new media, Shorr is a public speaker, serving on faculty for such organizations as the American Society of Cosmetic Physicians, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She co-led Shorr Solutions to win awards from The Aesthetic Show. In addition, she serves as an editorial board member for Dermascope magazine and has written for a number of industry publications.

    Relevant Conflict of Interest 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
    5/1/18 – 12/31/22
    Provider ID# 214680


  • 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: MC01

    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

    Dr. Dawn Jackson is a faculty emeritus of the Health Services Administration program at Eastern Kentucky University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., her master’s degree in Allied Health Education from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky., and a doctorate degree in Health Services Management from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. She also is a fellow with the American Health Information Management Association.

    Dr. 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 27 years and has presented coding courses for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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
    5/1/18 – 12/31/22
    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 10 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This dynamic online training program provides the basics of the ICD-10-CM coding system. In this course, participants will learn about the history, structure and format of ICD-10-CM. In addition, participants will learn how to apply the new coding conventions and guidelines to OMS diagnostic code assignment. Code: IC02

    This dynamic online training program provides the basics of the ICD-10-CM coding system. In this course, participants will learn about the history, structure and format of ICD-10-CM. In addition, participants will learn how to apply the new coding conventions and guidelines to OMS diagnostic code assignment.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Apply ICD-10-CM coding conventions.
    2. Review definitions and guidelines to determine the correct code for a diagnosis.
    3. Demonstrate accurate assignment of ICD-10-CM codes to OMS-related diagnosis.

     Completion of this course requires a current ICD-10-CM coding book. AAOMS members can purchase coding books, including the ICD-10-CM code book through our AAOMS Advantage Partner, Optum 360. Members using promo code AAOMSMBR will receive a 20 percent discount.   

    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

    Dr. Dawn Jackson is a faculty emeritus of the Health Services Administration program at Eastern Kentucky University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., her master’s degree in Allied Health Education from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky., and a doctorate degree in Health Services Management from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. She also is a fellow with the American Health Information Management Association.

    Dr. 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 27 years and has presented coding courses for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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 4.0 continuing education credit(s).

    AGD - Accepted Program Provider
    FAGD/MAGD Credit
    5/1/18 – 12/31/22
    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 4.0 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: TA02

    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

    Dr. Dawn Jackson is a faculty emeritus of the Health Services Administration program at Eastern Kentucky University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., her master’s degree in Allied Health Education from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky., and a doctorate degree in Health Services Management from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. She also is a fellow with the American Health Information Management Association.

    Dr. 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 27 years and has presented coding courses for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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
    5/1/18 – 12/31/22
    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 22 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: BW01

    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

    Dr. Dawn Jackson is a faculty emeritus of the Health Services Administration program at Eastern Kentucky University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., her master’s degree in Allied Health Education from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky., and a doctorate degree in Health Services Management from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. She also is a fellow with the American Health Information Management Association.

    Dr. 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 27 years and has presented coding courses for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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
    5/1/18 – 12/31/22
    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 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Advanced imaging services have received significant attention over the past 10 years. Providers of such services as CT scans are required to have specific accreditation in order to receive reimbursement. While these requirements have been in place for some time, beginning Jan. 1, 2022, another set of requirements will be implemented. Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) was created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure beneficiaries are receiving the most appropriate imaging service for their clinical situation. This 90-minute webinar will discuss requirements of both advanced imaging and AUC, correct code and modifier reporting as well as impacts to reimbursement. Code: WCW211110R

    Advanced imaging services have received significant attention over the past 10 years. Providers of such services as CT scans are required to have specific accreditation in order to receive reimbursement. While these requirements have been in place for some time, beginning Jan. 1, 2022, another set of requirements will be implemented. Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) was created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure beneficiaries are receiving the most appropriate imaging service for their clinical situation. This 90-minute webinar will discuss requirements of both advanced imaging and AUC, correct code and modifier reporting as well as impacts to reimbursement.

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Define Advanced Imaging Accreditation and AUC.  
    2. Differentiate between Advanced Imaging Accreditation and the AUC program. 
    3. Describe the AUC program with identification of the data elements required on a claim. 
    4. Identify which payers require accreditation and use of AUC. 
    5. Explain additional operational processes that will be required for the individual provider to ensure compliance. 


    An Internet-based CDE/CME Activity
    Original Release Date: November 10, 2021
    Expiration Date: November 10, 2024
    Estimated time to complete this educational activity: 1.5 hours
    Method of participation: Self-Study

    Denise Williams

    COC, CHRI

    Denise Williams, COC, CHRI, has more than 35 years of healthcare experience with 25 years in the areas of revenue integrity and compliance. She is recognized as a leading authority in the areas of medical coding, revenue cycle and reimbursement, Medicare and third-party payer compliance as well as charge master coordination and maintenance. She has performed numerous audit assessments for facility and professional providers based on documentation, revenue cycle, compliance and reimbursement perspectives. Her areas of focus include outpatient surgery (all types), ancillary services, emergency department services and observation services. In addition, Ms. Williams is a leading expert on charge description masters and has assisted with reconstruction of charging structures and processes to ensure third-party payer compliance. She also is a recognized authority on CMS’s Outpatient Prospective Payment System, speaking for many specialty societies, nursing organizations, state hospital associations as well as facility and hospital systems. She has provided comment and testimony to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System panel regarding CMS policy and the operational impact to providers. 

    Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosures were reported.

  • Contains 3 Component(s)

    ABOMS Board member David Powers, DMD, MD, will discuss the ABOMS certification process and best practices for preparing for the examinations. The 2022 Qualifying Examination will be the first administration using the Board’s updated blueprint. This 60-minute webinar will explain the Board’s changes and how they may impact studying. Code: WCE211103R

    ABOMS Board member David Powers, DMD, MD, will discuss the ABOMS certification process and best practices for preparing for the examinations. The 2022 Qualifying Examination will be the first administration using the Board’s updated blueprint. This 60-minute webinar will explain the Board’s changes and how they may impact studying.

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Review the ABOMS Board certification process. 
    2. Discuss the requirements for the process and how to prepare for the examinations. 
    3. Identify the Board’s changes to the process. 

    This course is complimentary for AAOMS Members only and is not eligible for CE credit.

    David Powers, DMD, MD

    Dr. Powers serves as Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery in the Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. He holds the positions of Vice Chair and Chief of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for the division, Director of the Duke Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Program and a secondary academic appointment in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences. Duke University Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center that manages the full scope of hard- and soft-tissue craniomaxillofacial trauma for the adult and pediatric populations. His surgical experience in facial trauma was attained during a military career highlighted by the acute management of ballistic and other injuries of warfare as well as performing secondary and tertiary facial reconstructive surgery during staff assignments at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, the National Naval Medical Center and the renowned R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Dr. Powers attended the University of Kentucky for dental school and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for medical school and completed his general surgery internship and OMS residency at Wilford Hall. He lectures and has published extensively on the management of ballistic and high-energy transfer injuries to the craniomaxillofacial skeleton, comprehensive reconstruction techniques for facial trauma as well as the use of computer-aided surgical planning and patient-specific implants for anatomic rehabilitation after catastrophic craniomaxillofacial injuries.