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ERA/EFT Implementation: How to for your Practice [Webinar]

First slide of PowerPoint for webinar titled ERA/EFT Implementation: How to for your Practice

This on-demand webinar takes a closer look at real-world EFT and ERA implementation scenarios, and the lessons learned for use by other dentists. Program speakers include practice management system vendors that are collaborative partners in the move from paper to electronic transactions. These speakers will describe the two standard transactions and how they are, or could be, processed. From the practice perspective there are dentists who will describe the ways by which they moved their paper reliant processes to ones that integrate EFTs and ERAs into daily reimbursement processing.

This webinar is another in the continuing education on the benefits of, and steps to implement, electronic alternatives to paper explanation of benefits and reimbursement checks. This started in 2017 with the webinar that exploded myths associated with electronic funds transfer, and is available online for those who were not able to participate, or who would like to refresh their memories.

In 2018 the ADA published the free EFT Implementation Checklist – a step by step guide for member dentists who wished to lower administrative overhead incurred with receiving and processing paper checks. There is a small but growing number of dentists who have moved from paper to electronic payment (EFT) and remittance advice (ERA) transactions. It is now time to promote further growth.




Zack Church

Zack Church has worked for Henry Schein in various roles since 1999, and is currently the Principal Product Analyst for the software development team that produces Dentrix Ascend, a cloud-based dental practice management system. During his years at Henry Schein, he has designed the user experience, workflow, and business requirements for numerous features in its flagship Dentrix product, as well as Dentrix Enterprise, Easy Dental, and most recently Dentrix Ascend. He enjoys spending time in the offices of customers to observe how they work and to gain feedback, in order to implement and improve software features.

He has represented Henry Schein as a voting member of the ADA’s Standards Committee on Dental Informatics since 2006 and has participated in numerous working groups. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah Valley University in Computer Science with an emphasis in networking and web development, and enjoys being an early adopter of new technology and software.

Dr. Mark Mihalo

Dr. Mark Mihalo graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1987. He is a trustee of the Indiana Dental Association, 2015-present. He is the chair of the ADA Coding and Transactions Subcommittee. Mark is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and a fellow of the International College of Dentists. In addition, he is a member of the Pierre Fauchard and Chicago Dental Society.

Amy Hoelscher

Amy Hoelscher, Inside Sales & Vendor Partner Manager at the Patterson Technology Center in Effingham, Illinois is a versatile professional with 18 years of experience in the dental industry. With her understanding of the needs of the dental practice, Amy is passionate about introducing and implementing solutions that drive growth and enhance workflows. She engages with vendor partners to ensure the delivery of innovative and relevant solutions to the dental community. She has special expertise in driving market segment expansion and early service adoption, including areas such as real-time eligibility (RTE) and electronic remittance advice (ERA).

Amy is a member of NDEDIC, National Dental EDI Council and has also served on its board. She is also a member of OpenEdge’s Partner Advisory Board.