Monday, July 15, 2013

Pocket Guide for Correct Periodontal Coding


Dental Hygiene Thought Leader Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS Publishes Useful Pocket Guide for Correct Periodontal Coding

DentalCodeology: More than Pocket Change Debuts in Print and Digital Formats

Addison, IL – July 10, 2013 –  Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS, a prominent dental hygiene thought leader, recently published a dental insurance coding guide entitled, DentalCodeology: More than Pocket Change.

“This book is intended to be used by the entire dental team, including hygienists, dentists and office managers,” explained DiGangi. It is intended to answer any questions regarding proper periodontal care CDT coding by the dental hygiene department in a general dental practice, which should result in better patient outcomes and expedited insurance reimbursement.”

DentalCodeology is not a reference book that will collect dust on a shelf,” DiGangi adds. “It’s designed to be on the front lines of patient care, whether in its hardcopy, pocket-sized booklet, or the downloadable digital version for smartphones.”

As part of her book launch, Ms. DiGangi is significantly reducing her $16.95 retail price. “For every book purchased at the discounted price of $12.00, I will also give the digital version for free,” explains DiGangi.  “Buy two print books for $20.00, and you can share one print copy and one digital copy.  My hope is that the hygienists who are attending RDH Under One Roof will share a copy with their colleagues who weren’t able to make the event.”

DentalCodeology: More than Pocket Change is the first book of a series designed to guide dental clinicians into the coding and electronic health records world. 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.”

The book covers four of the twelve sections of CDT code related to periodontal care, including:

          D0100 - 0999   I. Diagnosis
          D1000 - 0199   II Preventative
          D4000 - 0499   V. Periodontics
          D9000 - 9999  XII Adjunctive Services

DiGangi’s other upcoming books on dental insurance coding will include: DentalCodeology: Diagnostic Coding & Medical Necessity co-written with Christine Taxin fall 2013, followed by DentalCodeology: CAMBRA and DentalCodeology: Oral Cancer in 2014. The books will also have a corresponding web seminar component as well.

For more information and to order, visit www.DentalCodeology.com. Follow DentalCodeology on Facebook. Inquire about bulk discount pricing for manufacturers, schools and associations by contacting sales@DentalCodeology.com.

About Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS

Patti DiGangi is a futurist finding strength and direction from her inner convictions. Her energetic, thought provoking and successful program development shines a bright light for others to preview the future and find their place in it. As a still practicing clinician, she brings experience and news-you-can-use to her work. Patti is a National Speaker’s Association Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) candidate and a key opinion leader for multiple manufacturers. Patti is a certified Health Information Technology trainer and a member of the American Health Information Management Association and the Dental Software Advisor advisory board taking an active role in our shaping the changes in our electronic world. Patti holds a publishing license with the American Dental Association for Current Dental Terminology and is an ADA Evidence Based Champion. Most recently, Patti is the recipient of the 2013 Sonicare Mentor of Distinction of Award and the author of the “DentalCodeology” series of mini books on correct CDT coding for the general practice dental team.

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