May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


2013 Annual Session Coding Workshop and ACA Presentation

July 2013 Volume XLVIX Number 4

 Approximately 200 dentists and staff attended this years Coding Workshop on Friday, May 24. Dr. Paul Reggiardo, Chair of the AAPD Council on Dental Benefit Programs and Ms. Mary Essling, AAPD Manager of Dental Benefit Programs presented.


The coding workshop covered all of the CDT-2013 additions, revisions and deletions that pertain to pediatric dentists and general dentists who see children. In addition, the course offered advice for submitting efficient and clean dental claims, medical claims submissions and cross coding dental procedures to medical procedures and medical diagnostic codes, developing meaningful narratives, Medicaid policies on reimbursement issues, and tips for appealing claim denials. A preview of pertinent 2014 CDT codes was also included in the presentation.


Reggiardos presentation provided a perspective on a wide range of ACA issues impacting pediatric dental practices and recommendations for how to make sense of the insurance exchange offerings in your state. The entire presentation may be viewed at: ACAOverview_0513.pdf.