Dental Insurance: Top Three Trends in 2021 that Impact Your Income

Includes a Live Event on 06/09/2021 at 1:00 PM (CDT)


Dental Insurance: Top Three Trends in 2021 that Impact Your Income 

The private insurance industry as well as federal and state governing bodies are responsible for financing most healthcare treatment in the United States. These entities are constantly evolving in regard to budgets, perceived treatment necessity, legislative initiatives and market share. This 90-minute webinar – specific to OMSs, managers as well as coding and billing staff – will focus primarily on private insurance industry efforts to reduce their cost of care, attempts to add or remove OS procedures and alter overall methodology to compensate OMSs for treatment. It will cover new companies and products that have the potential to disrupt traditional markets. An overview of recent network participating contract language will be discussed along with what steps can be taken to remedy (if applicable). A 20-minute question-and-answer period at the end will facilitate discussion among the participants. The webinar also will include a summary of material industry changes that have occurred in the past 12-18 months and/or are pending with a breakdown of resulting effects for the OMS community.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe how changes in the industry that finances the delivery of healthcare may impact revenue, new patient growth, service approach and overall business strategy of a practice. 
  2. List the dental insurance trends that have occurred and/or are underway that will materially affect various aspects of practice.  
  3. Review the information regarding trends identified in the course with the appropriate stakeholders within the practice for discussion and/or execution of desired actions in response to respective trends. 

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.

Patrick J. O'Rourke

Founder/CEO, Practice Quotient, Inc.

Patrick O’Rourke began his career in operations management at a dental & vision insurance company in Florida, which after several acquisitions and mergers, is now MetLife. He spent five years at Humana in Atlanta selling in the large group segment (100+ employees). In addition to several awards throughout his career, he has earned many professional certifications that include: Dental Benefit Associate (DBA); Disability Insurance Associate (DIA); Professional, Health Insurance Advanced Studies (PHIAS); HIPAA/HITECH; Wellness; Consumer Driven Healthcare Plans (CDHP); Medicare; and maintains an active health/life insurance license in multiple states. 

Understanding the nuances involved with all aspects of risk management helped business partners rely on his expertise to guide client recommendations. He is an insurance insider that has built dental networks, worked in operations management, designed dental plans, and opened markets. In 2013, he founded Practice Quotient, a firm that specializes in dental insurance PPO network contract analytics and reimbursement guidance serving the dental provider (i.e. oral surgeons, general dentists, periodontists, etc.) community. 

Patrick speaks across the country educating doctors on how managed care participation impacts up to 50% of your Practice revenue, the importance of diligent contract management, and how to develop criteria specific to your patient acquisition strategy to choose the best carrier business partners.

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
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.


Faculty and Planner Disclosure
AAOMS Webinar: Dental Insurance: Top Three Trends in 2021 that Impact Your Income
06/09/2021 at 1:00 PM (CDT)   |  90 minutes
06/09/2021 at 1:00 PM (CDT)   |  90 minutes
11 Questions
1.50 CDE/CME credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CDE/CME credits  |  Certificate available