Ask yourself this question.

If the court comes knocking at your door, are you set to protect and defend yourself and your practice?

Clinical Records Prevent Criminal Records

“Do Dentistry, Not Time”

Objectives:

1. To understand that what you don’t know can hurt you and that ignorance is noexcuse

2. To learn to assimilate and maintain records that can both protect and defend.

3. Understand the necessity of due diligence and how to conduct records review and internal audits to insure accuracy and excellence

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Cracking the Code: Coding Essentials, CDT and ICD

Objectives:

1. To assess if you losing money because you are using old codes to file insurance 
claims and/or not utilizing optimized Medical coding for medical reimbursement

2. To provide the latest dental coding information on CDT and ICD

3. To equip the practice to obtain maximum legitimate reimbursement

“I cried, I laughed, and shook in my boots, but I came away with a newfound appreciation for what we

do in dentistry and real world tools to help the practice. I’m SO glad I attended this class.”

Mary G.

Maneuvering the Dental Minefield

Objectives:

1. To recognize the dangers in coding improperly and benefits of coding properly

2. To know the most commonly misused codes and how to avoid the “usual” errors

3. To be able to develop systems that result in timely payment

Risky business, Where’s the Danger and How to Prepare

Objectives:

1. To know the 5 of the biggest threats to the success of your practice

2. To implement systems that address and protect against the treats that exist

3. To be prepared for the challenges to your practice and to thrive

Raising the Reimbursement Roof while Reducing Regulatory Risk

Objectives:

1. To know the most commonly misused codes

2. To be able to correct common coding mistakes and eliminate reimbursement delays

3. To be equipped to provide the necessary supportive information to be paid quickly and consistently

Stop the Insanity, By Doing Things Differently

Objectives:

1. To understand the principals of quality improvement

2. To appreciate that the implementation of quality improvement systems will improve patient outcomes, increase revenue, and reduce stress in the dental environment.

3. To be able to implement the principals of quality improvement into the everyday practice of dentistry

Be Free at Last

Objectives:

1. Realize that we are all in bondage of one kind or another

2. Understand that before we can be free, me must recognize what’s binding us

3. Embrace the fact that freedom can only be achieved when we refocus our lives by using our time, talents, and treasure on what is important

One and a half hours to a full day lecture course with a corresponding half-day hands on workshop available

Dr. Shelburne went to prison on August 20, 2008 and was released on May 14, 2010 and learned a series of lessons the hard way. There are ways to protect and defend a dental practice and to prevent what happened to him from happening to you. You can protect your practice in the event of a Board complaint, insurance audit, malpractice claim, or criminal complaint and maximize legitimate reimbursement.

Dr. Shelburne found that his records and systems were faulty. He learned that it is critical and possible to implement protocols and form a defensive systemic approach to record keeping. Know that if it’s not in your clinical record, you didn’t see it, you didn’t say it, you didn’t do it, it didn’t need to be done, and it doesn’t exist….from the legal perspective. To be prepared for any challenge the whole dental team must be careful, concise, complete, and diligent, not just the doctor. Learning and implementing this no non-sense team approach to record keeping could mean the difference between success and failure in the event of an action or challenge to your practice and will result in maximum legitimate reimbursement.

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2-4 hour course

CDT Codes are changing at an unprecedented rate and ICD-10 completely new.  In the CDT, over 175 additions, deletions, and modifications have occurred over the past 3 years. ICD-10 is a new medical coding system that will become mandatory on October 1, 2016 for most medical payers.   Remaining current is essential for maximum reimbursement and documentation that supports the treatment is paramount.  This course will provide the most current information regarding these most recent CDT coding changes and ICD-10. The information is designed to maximize legitimate reimbursement, leaving no money on the table.  There are many new strategies that will directly affect reimbursement and the bottom line.  Move your practice to the next level by arming the doctor and staff with the latest coding information.

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One and a half hour to full-day course with a subsequent half-day hands on workshop available

When the practice is paid rapidly and appropriately, things are good; however, when there are delays, denials, and requests for additional information, thing are not quite so good. Mistakes can be devastating to the practice.

During the investigation as well as in the preparation for and during my trial it became apparent that my billing and coding systems were faulty. I now educate others so that they can bill and code appropriately. My message is; it is possible to implement systems that can form a proactive defensive systemic approach that will result in maximum legitimate reimbursement. To be prepared for this challenge the team must be careful, concise, complete, and diligent. Learning and implementing my approach will result in higher reimbursement while reducing the risk associated with the coding piece of the practice. If the deficiencies in your systems are ignored both doctor and staff are at risk.

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One and a half hour to full-day course with a subsequent half-day hands on workshop available

Dangers abound to the vitality of your practice and your future success. It is possible not only to survive but to thrive in the midst of today’s challenges…if you are prepared. Knowledge is power so come learn: what you need to know, what you need to do, and what you can achieve if you are willing to face those challenges head on, without fear or hesitation.

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One and a half hour to full day course with a subsequent half-day hands on workshop available

When the practice is paid rapidly and appropriately, things are good; however, when there are delays, denials, and requests for additional information, thing are not quite so good. Mistakes can be devastating to the practice. Learn the proper use of the codes in a way that maximizes legitimate reimbursement, reduces risk, and lowers the stress in your practice.

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One and a half hour to full day course with a subsequent half-day hands on workshop available

Risk is everywhere. As a dentist that served as Chairman of the Board of a local not for profit hospital, I observed first-hand the benefits of the quality improvement principals as they applied to medicine and the hospital environment. Quality improvement principals work very efficiently and effectively to improve the systems of operation and reduce risk when adopted in the dental environment as well. Application of these principals in dental practices has ultimately resulted in more streamlined systems of operation, increased job satisfaction, improved treatment outcomes and elevated overall patient satisfaction. The purpose of this presentation is to share the principals of quality improvement and to empower the dental team to adopt and implement these principals making what we do easier and better.

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“Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage”
While incarcerated at the Federal Prison Camp in Manchester, KY for 19 months I had ample time to evaluate where I had been, where I was, and where I was going. It became very clear, while there in prison, that I had begun a sentence of imprisonment long before the steel doors slammed behind me on August 20, 2008 due to the choices I had made. It was in that prison camp that I began to experience true freedom for the first time in a very long time. Behind those 4 walls I found that release comes when we find and draw from our strength, character, vision, wisdom and experience. I invite you to come with me as I share what was discovered in the process, about me, about human nature, about the practice of dentistry, and the about the world around us.

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