Patti DiGangi, RDH, collaborated with dental industry insurance coding expert Christine Taxin on the second installment of the DentalCodeology minibook series. The book is a follow-up to DentalCodeology: More than Pocket Change, which was introduced at the 2013 RDH Under One Roof meeting. The DentalCodeology book series is designed to be on hand during patient care, whether in its hard-copy, pocket-sized book, or the downloadable digital version for smartphones.
The focus of the latest booklet is determining dental-medical necessity that can be used immediately for cross coding.
"As dentistry moves from a treatment-centered model to a diagnostic-centered model, consistent and accurate coding will be vital to ensure interoperability with the rest of healthcare industry," DiGangi stated in a press release.
DiGangi and Taxin have also developed corresponding one- and two-day workshops and webinars for DentalCodeology: Jump Start Diagnostic Coding.
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