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Beyond the Basics Coding Workshop schedule

April 30, 2022

Day 1: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration/continental breakfast: 7:30 – 8 a.m.
Speaker: 8 a.m. – noon
Lunch (provided by AAOMS): Noon – 1 p.m.
Speaker: 1 – 4 p.m.

May 1, 2022

Day 2: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration/continental breakfast: 7:30 – 8 a.m.
Speaker: 8 a.m. – noon
Lunch (provided by AAOMS): Noon – 1 p.m.
Speaker: 1 – 4 p.m.

Synopsis and Objectives

This intermediate-level course concentrates on different topics based on the AAOMS Parameters of Care, OMS-specific procedural coding for medical and dental, reimbursement issues, audit tips, coding complications and medical record documentation.

The ever-popular AAOMS Beyond the Basics Coding Workshop features content modifications to address coding guidance for the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. In addition to existing coding guidance for anesthesia services, bone grafting, fractures, extractions and implants, this course offers new content, including guidance for dentoalveolar procedures such as surgical exposure, surgical uprighting, tissue transfer, I&Ds, cleft palate/lip procedures, trauma, debridement and wound repairs. This course also includes the 2021 changes to E/M coding and documentation. 

Participants must have a basic understanding of CDT, CPT and ICD-10-CM in order to comprehend the content in this course. Basic coding knowledge or completion of the AAOMS Basic Coding for OMS and ICD-10-CM for OMS online courses is highly recommended before participating in this course.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate compliance through appropriate documentation (e.g., use of E/M guidelines) for services provided.
  2. Review proper diagnosing principles of neoplasms, sequelae and application of 7th characters.
  3. Practice following guidelines for coding anesthesia, applying associated modifiers and other coding trends.
  4. Analyze clinical case studies to code OMS-specific procedures, such as fractures, TMJ and biopsies.
  5. Describe the relationship of coding to third-party reimbursement.

About the speaker

Dawn Jackson, DrPH, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, is a former Professor and Program Director of the Health Services Administration program at Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Jackson obtained her master’s degree in allied health education from Eastern Kentucky University and a doctorate degree in health services management from the University of Kentucky. She also is a fellow of the American Health Information Management Association. 

Dr. Jackson’s areas of expertise include healthcare reimbursement systems, coding and billing processes, medical law and healthcare management. A certified coding specialist, she has trained physicians and their staff for more than 26 years and has presented coding courses for AAOMS for almost 23 years.

Cancellation policy

A $75 cancellation fee will be applied if a written cancellation is received by April 15. The entire registration fee will be forfeited if a written cancellation is received after April 15.

Continuing education provider approval

AAOMS is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

AAOMS designates this activity for 13.0 continuing education credits.

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
Provider ID# 214680

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Location and travel considerations

Course location:
The Westin Denver Downtown
672 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80202

Visit the Hotel and Travel page to make your hotel reservations and take advantage of room-block rates for attendees.