DentaQuest Institute’s Safety Net Solutions program recently hosted a technical assistance webinar on the topic of ICD-10. The webinar was attended by almost 200 SNS clients, making this one of the most successful SNS webinars to date. SNS decided to tackle this difficult topic after seeing an increase in the number of clients posing this question – Does ICD-10 impact dental?
For this learning opportunity SNS partnered with expert advisor Dr. Carolyn Brown, who researched the topic in-depth and also worked with an EDR vendor on the development of a task guide for ICD-10 implementation. During the webinar, Dr. Brown provided background information on ICD coding in general, reviewed specific tips for implementation, and offered numerous examples of how dental programs will implement ICD-10 codes in their practice, both in the immediate future and in the long term. Dr. Brown also pointed to a number of resources health center dental programs can access on this topic.
All participants were encouraged to follow-up with the insurance companies they contract with in their respective states for specific questions regarding what needs to be completed by the October 1st deadline, as well as their EDR vendors for additional assistance and support.
To access a copy of the slides, the sample code sheet and a link to this webinar recording, visit https://www.dentaquestinstitute.org/learn/online-learning-center/instructional-webinars/safetynet-solutions-icd-10-webinar.