Cost is by far the number one reason adults avoid going to the dentist. The ACA has influenced perceptions about healthcare costs and the value of dental services in general. Medical coverage versus dental coverage creates artificial barriers to integrated overall comprehensive care. Recent studies solidified that the role of dental health in reducing overall healthcare costs is more evident. These potential savings are driving the medical industry to consider forcing dentistry to work more closely with the healthcare system. We will discuss the studies and trends forcing carriers to re-think reimbursement strategies and plan design to integrate dental and medical coverage and billing.
- Highlight commonalities between healthcare and oral healthcare systems.
- To provide strategies to identify patients that may be eligible for medical/dental benefits based on their medical necessity.
- To assist staff in educating patients regarding their coverage eligibility and provide a streamlined approach to obtaining additional benefits to offset the cost of oral healthcare.
- To provide clinical and billing scenario examples and resources to submit to medical when appropriate.
Dentists, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Staff
Speaker: Dr. Joan Monaco
Joan Monaco, DMD, is the NJDA Director of Dental Benefit Programs. A 1991 graduate of UMDNJ NJDS, Dr. Monaco was in private practice from 1991 through 1999, when she took a part-time position with a major insurance carrier. In 2007 she left both private practice and the insurance firm to establish her own consulting firm. Joan joined the staff of NJDA in 2015.
$100 per person for NJDA Member Dentist & NJDA Member Staff
$300 per person Non-Member Dentist & Non-Member Staff
NJDA Member Discount:
Two Dates/Locations to Choose From:
Bring your team! NJDA Member Dentists and NJDA Member Staff receive a 2-for-1 ticket.
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 9AM - 12PM | Wall, NJ
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 9AM - 12PM | Mt. Laurel, NJ