Dental Billing and Codingwith Medical Cross Coding

Behavioral Health Coding Course

In modern dentistry, the connection of science and technology to daily practice has accelerated advancements and elevated outcomes. The evolution of dentistry has mirrored that of general medicine in many ways, but the two have largely remained distinct. As business industries, differing payment methodologies have separated the two, a separation that is progressively becoming less defined. Key differences exist between medical insurance and dental insurance beyond the services they cover. Dental coding and billing lie at the intersection of those differences. And it's a busy intersection.

This course focuses on competencies of medical coding and billing as they relate to dentistry. It also covers dental coding and billing basics and "cross coding," a popularized term for submitting claims to patients' medical insurance for dental services. While dental coding and billing is simplified by practice software like Dentrix®, SoftDent®, and others, coding and billing for medical insurance is nuanced and complex. Pairing the two creates a puzzle that, when assembled correctly, represents revenue for a dental practice. The content in this course is a primer to successful puzzle assembly.

This course includes:

  • Dental anatomy and terminology
    • Tooth numbering interactive lecture
  • ICD-10-CM coding for dental diagnoses including interactive lectures:
    • ICD-10-CM Basics
    • Digestive System
    • Neoplasms
    • Musculoskeletal system
    • Injuries
    • Z Codes
  • CPT and HCPCS basics for dental services
  • CDT coding
  • Dental and medical billing basics
  • Medical cross coding for dental services including interactive lectures:
    • Sleep apnea appliances
    • TMJ
    • Drug injections
    • Third molar extraction
    • Tissue abnormalities
    • Imaging
  • Practical coding cases
  • Dental Billing and Coding final assessment

Final Assessment:

  • 35 Questions
  • Multiple choice
  • Coding cases
  • Must be completed within 75 minutes
  • 70% passing score required
  • Two attempts are allowed

Dental Billing and Coding with Medical Cross Coding


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  • Completion of a professional coding course, or 1 year of ProFee coding experience recommended as a prerequisite.

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