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Alex Touchstone, DDS and Crystal May

Friday, November ​15, 2019

  • Digital Diagnosis, Treatment and Billing with 3D Technology
  • ​Maximize the ROI of 3D Technology with Medical Billing

 


Digital Diagnosis, Treatment and Billing with 3D Technology

Supported, in part, by Planmeca USA

8:00 AM - 1​1:​30 AM | ​​​​3 CDE
Educational Method: ​Lecture
Subject: ​3D Diagnosis, Treatment, Billing
Recommended for: ​Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Dental Technicians

Fee: $10 | $20 after Oct. 17
Event Code: F08

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Current clinical protocols for utilizing 3D technology.
  • Anatomical checklist for properly reading a 3D image.
  • Considerations for selecting the right cone beam system.
  • Capabilities of combining 3D images with other technologies.
  • Opportunities and guidelines for medical billing of 3D imaging. 

Learn what you need to know for effectively and economically implementing 3D Imaging within a general practice. Review indications and contraindications - when and when not to take a 3D Image.  Current protocols utilizing the ALADA (As Low as Diagnostically Acceptable) protocols and insuring patient safety.  This course will also provide as primer/refresher for efficient and effective methods for reading 2D and 3D images - key landmarks, normal vs. pathological and when to call in additional assistance.  Finally, do the math; learn how to properly evaluate the return on investment for 3D imaging as well as detailed steps for maximizing medical reimbursement. 


Maximize the ROI of 3D Technology with Medical Billing

Supported, in part, by Planmeca USA

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM | ​​​​​3 CDE
Educational Method: ​Lecture
Subject: ​​3D Diagnosis, Treatment, Billing
Recommended for: ​Entire Staff

Fee: $10 | $20 after Oct. 17
Event Code: F27
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Opportunities and guidelines for medical billing of 3D imaging.
  • Identifying the right medical codes.
  • How to properly document for reimbursement.
  • Anatomical checklist for reading 3D images for diagnosis.

Tap into a new revenue source with medical billing for 3D dentistry. Learn to identify cases covered by medical insurance, understand what questions to ask and how to help patients get the needed treatment. Nearly every cone beam scan, when properly indicated and performed, can be billed to medical with the right knowledge and tools.


​Speaker Bios: Alex Touchstone, DDS, is a private practitioner in Hattiesburg, MS.  Dr. Touchstone has nearly 30 years of clinical experience in clinical application of using digital dentistry for diagnosis and treatment. He has had the privilege of teaching thousands of dental professionals demonstrating effective utilization of digital technology to grow their practices and abilities. Dr. Touchstone serves on the Clinical Advisory Board for Natural Dental Implants, AG. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of LearnDigitalDentistry.com. Financial Relationship - Consultant: Planmeca USA; Stock Shareholder: Natural Dental Implants, AG; Honorarium: Planmeca USA

Crystal May is Co-Founder and COO of Imagn Solutions and DevDent, dedicated to helping dental practices be successful in digital dentistry through education, consulting, team training, medical billing and more. With more than 17 years of medical billing experience, ​10 with an emphasis on sleep treatment, she is a leading educator on these topics. Having owned and managed multiple dental practices, she mastered the process of efficient implementation. Financial Relationship - Employee: Imagn Solutions 

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