The AAP offers its members a wide array of assistance related to insurance reimbursement and third party issues.

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Coding Questions or Help With Insurance Claims

Members seeking assistance with dental or medical coding or in managing a complex insurance claim can contact the AAP’s third party specialist, Pam Throw, at (312) 573-3241 or .

The AAP’s Comprehensive Periodontal Insurance Workshops

Registration is now open for the next Virtual Comprehensive Periodontal Insurance Workshops in December 2021.

Speaker
Pamela Throw, third party specialist for the AAP. Ms. Throw has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

2021 Dates

  • Thursday, Feb. 18 (Dental)
  • Friday, Feb. 19 (Medical)
    • Deadline to register for February workshops is Feb. 10
  • Thursday, April 15 (Dental)
  • Friday, April 16 (Medical)
    • Deadline to register for April workshops is April 7
  • Thursday, June 10 (Dental)
  • Friday, June 11 (Medical)
    • Deadline to register for June workshops is June 2
  • Thursday, Dec. 2 (Dental)
  • Friday, Dec. 3 (Medical)
    • Deadline to register for December workshops is Nov. 23

For any questions about the workshops, please contact .

 

Dental & Medical Workshop Schedule

  • Morning session: 10 – 11:20 a.m.
  • Break: 11:20 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
  • Afternoon session: 11:40 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location
All workshops will be held live via Zoom on the scheduled day. All participants will receive a Zoom link approximately 24 hours before the workshop.

Registration Fees

  • $449 per session
  • $799 for combined courses. Save when you register for both sessions!
  • Registration deadline is one week before each dental workshop
  • Participants are asked to submit any questions in advance of the meeting

Registration includes:

  • Printed workbook to accompany the course
  • Valuable Q&A time with AAP’s third-party specialist

Audience 
Periodontists and office staff

New Format Highlights 
Combined dental and medical sessions are being offered back to back to make the most of your time with each type of insurance procedure (medical or dental) and to accommodate extra time for valuable Q&A. Save by signing up for both medical and dental sessions.

Dental Workshop Description 
This workshop will educate attendees about dental coding relevant to a periodontal practice. Content is intended for staff new to coding and/or reimbursement for periodontal procedures. This course will identify the typical procedure codes submitted in conjunction with treatment provided by the periodontist. Participants will receive a handout of information to be covered in the presentation.

Educational Objectives 
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Apply American Dental Association CDT 2021 codes properly for dental insurance submission
  • Identify what procedure codes need documentation and attachments when submitting claims
  • Review through designated Q&A session

The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 2.75 continuing education credits.

The AAP cautions participants for this CE activity about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.

Medical Workshop Description 
This session will focus on submission of dental procedures to medical insurance. There will be an overview of CPT (medical procedure codes) and ICD-10-CM (diagnosis codes), related to periodontal procedures submitted to medical insurance. Attendees will also receive a handout of the presentation.

Educational Objectives 
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the basic structure of medical coding and recognize appropriate indications for submitting to medical insurance
  • Review the new CMS -1500 Medical claim form
  • Implement ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes into medical insurance
  • Review through designated Q&A session

The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 2.75 continuing education credits.

The AAP cautions participants for this CE activity about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.

Host a Comprehensive Insurance Workshop

Members who wish to host a Comprehensive Insurance Workshop for staff should contact Pam Throw at 312-573-3241 or  for more information on pricing and available dates. State and regional periodontal societies may also be interested in offering a Workshop for members. CE credits may be available.