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