Now that the medical industry is beginning to recognize the dentists role in patient care, dental practices are striving to become more involved in the overall health of their patients.
Tequesta, FL (PRWEB) November 26, 2013
Over $30,000,000 in medical insurance will be billed electronically by dentists by the end of 2013 through the aid of Nierman Practice Management. A growing number of dental practices are helping patients get the care they need by expanding their services and obtaining reimbursements for these medically necessary procedures.
In 2013, Nierman Practice Management educated over 1,000 dental professionals at their seminars, providing dental practices with the knowledge to implement ancillary services and the confidence to bill medical insurance. To meet the demands of the marketplace, Nierman Practice Management’s 2014 schedule offers twenty-three opportunities for practices to learn cross-coding and medical billing through their two core seminars:
- Successful Implementation of Dental Sleep Medicine
- CrossCoding: Unlocking the Code to Medical Billing in Dentistry
January of 2014 marks Nierman Practice Management’s 26th year of dental education. “The industry has really expanded in the last ten years,” said Rose Nierman, Founder & CEO of Nierman Practice Management. “Now that the medical industry is beginning to recognize the dentists role in patient care, dental practices are striving to become more involved in the overall health of their patients. Through our courses, dental practices are learning how to successfully implement medically necessary services; increasing case acceptance and providing patients with the care they need.”
When a patient has been diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, they can turn to their dentist for treatment with a mandibular advancement device (MAD), a small oral appliance the patient wears at night to open the airway and clear obstruction. The highly acclaimed course, Successful Implementation of Dental Sleep Medicine, educates dentists and team members in treating sleep apnea patients with oral appliance therapy. This seminar educates not only on the science of obstructive sleep apnea, but the protocol when collaborating with sleep labs and physicians. Medical billing is a critical factor in the success of a dental sleep medicine practice and Nierman emphasizes its importance with dedicated breakout sessions for team members.
As the dental landscape continues to evolve, dentists are seeking solutions to differentiate their practices and expand the services they are able to offer patients. Dr Stephen Brown attended Nierman’s sleep course in March of 2013. “This was the most beneficial lecture for my bottom line that I have ever attended.” Dr. Brown reported 8 months after the course.
Nierman’s flagship course, CrossCoding: Unlocking the Code to Medical Billing in Dentistry, is a day and a half seminar taught in sunny South Florida. Attendees learn how to cross-code from dental to medical codes, complete medical claim forms, and acquire necessary documentation for medical reimbursement for many procedures such as dental sleep medicine, TMD, implants and surgeries. “We make it interactive by playing learning games.” says Ms. Nierman. “Keeping the attendees engaged helps their memory retention. They are having fun while learning an invaluable skill to benefit their practice.”
Both Nierman seminars are accredited with the AGD PACE and ADA CERP programs and offer between 12 and 16 CE credits. The dates and locations for all twenty-three 2014 courses can be seen at http://www.dentalwriter.com/events. Call 1-800-879-6468 for more details.
About Nierman Practice Management
Rose Nierman founded Nierman Practice Management in 1988 as a continuing education company, teaching dentists how to expand their practices with medically necessary services. Developed as a tool for implementing medically necessary procedures in a dental practice, CrossCode™ and DentalWriter™ software have revolutionized medical billing and documentation protocols. Nierman Practice Management has helped more dental practices collect medical reimbursement than any other organization.