This self-paced, online course is specifically designed to give the administrative dental assistant a strong background and thorough understanding of how the dental insurance process works. You will gain practical knowledge and relevant, up-to-date information that will enable you to excel as a Dental Insurance Billing & Coding Specialist.
Course Objectives: Dental insurance processing requires an understanding of different types of insurance coverage, patient eligibility, and insurance terminology, along with accurate insurance procedure coding and effective followup. This course will address all these and more.
All the material is provided online and includes many handouts and cheat-sheets. There is also an extensive Dental Insurance Terminology Glossary in the resource section.
You will learn how to:
- Determine patient coverage and eligibility
- Utilize the CDT Manual to accurately code procedures
- Complete and submit an ADA approved claim form
- Understand Explanation of Benefits, payments,
- Follow-up with insurance companies and work
"With the majority of dental offices being driven by insurance, accurate billing and coding is a powerful tool in maximizing practice profitability. A well trained dental biller is required to keep track of payments from insurance carriers, filing and submitting authorizations and claims, verifying eligibility, explaining treatment to patients, and collecting the correct co-payments."
At the end of this course, you will receive an original Certificate of Completion which shows your
commitment to further education and career advancement.