This on-demand webinar addresses a common perception—“all the codes I need are in one category of service.” In fact, documenting and reporting an implant case from initial diagnosis and treatment planning through placement of the definitive prosthesis requires selection of CDT codes from several different categories of service.
Codes for necessary procedures are found, for example, in the diagnostic, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and adjunctive categories of service, as well as in implant services. The experienced ADA members delivering this program will discuss different real-life clinical scenarios illustrated with diagnostic images, and properly coded claim submissions.
You will hear from Dr. Jessica Stilley, a board certified periodontist practicing in the Tampa Bay area and a member of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs and Dr. James E. Mercer, a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Columbia, South Carolina and a past chairman of the CDBP.
Please note: CE credit is only provided for participating in the live webinar; viewing this recording does not qualify for credit.
About the presenters
James E. Mercer, D.D.S.
Dr. James E. Mercer is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Columbia, SC since 1988. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He completed a one-year general practice residency, a 2-year research fellowship and his 4-year specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
Dr. Mercer is a past chairman of the ADA’s Council on Dental Benefit Programs and has been active in code maintenance nationally since 2003. He continues to be active in the tripartite and is currently a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon’s Committee on Health Care Policy, Coding, and Reimbursement representing them on the Code Maintenance Committee, the Dental Quality Alliance, and the SNODENT Maintenance Committee.
Jessica Stilley-Mallah, D.M.D.
Dr. Jessica Stilley-Mallah is a board certified periodontist practicing in the Tampa Bay area. She received her dental degree from the University of Florida and her Periodontal training at the Ohio State University. She is currently the President of the Florida Association of Periodontists and a member of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs.