- 12 week on-demand private lesson via online classroom
- 1 year individual membership
- CDBS exam
Format and Pre-Requisite:
This is an online on-demand private student forum
- You must have a working computer and internet access
- High School Diploma or Equivalent
This course is geared toward the individual that has no dental billing and front office experience and is interested in learning the business side of dentistry.
This class is an intensive 12 week on-demand interactive program. The course offers reading material, instructional videos, and quizzes to test your knowledge . There is no required time to login for class, it is on your own time at your convenience day or night. Instructors are available via phone during scheduled office hours or via email 24/7 to answer any questions you may have or assist you with any material you may be struggling with.
You may complete the course earlier than 12 weeks depending on your skill level and time put in. We understand some of you have time constraints and other obligations for this reason you will be given up to 6 months to complete the course in its entirety.
The following topics will be taught during the course:
Module One – Explore what a Certified Dental Billing Specialist (CDBS) is and what obligations and commitments are required of a CDBS.
Module Two – Dental Anatomy and Terminology.
Module Three and Four – An in-depth look at insurance carriers (Insurance cards, Policy, Utilization Review Guidelines, Appeals process)
Module Five and Six – Coding Concepts (HIPAA, Risk Management, Obamacare)
Module Seven and Eight – Front office duties (Appointment scheduling, collection calls, co-payments, pre-authorizations, benefit determination)
Module Nine – An in-depth look at CDT coding, proper documentation, code usage and assignment, Code pricing, how to use the CDT coding manual.
Module Ten – Treatment Planning, Case Presentation and Claim Submission
Module Eleven – Difference in Dental Software (EagleSoft and Dentirx)
Module Twelve – Capstone and review of module one thru eleven along with the CDBS examination.
This course DOES NOT include your CDT® coding manual.