Beyond the Basics Coding Online
The popular AAOMS Beyond the Basics Coding is now online with content modifications to address coding guidance for the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. In addition to 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 Jan. 1, 2021.
- 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 Optum360. 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
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 13.0 continuing education credit(s).
AGD - Accepted Program Provider
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 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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