Coding for Implants and Bone Grafts
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.
- Identify steps to determine patient benefits and recognize coverage parameters.
- Define bone graft and implant procedure codes, nomenclature and descriptors.
- Compare other separately reportable codes to be used in conjunction with bone graft and implant procedures.
- Discuss coding options for pre-procedural diagnostic services.
- 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
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.
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