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Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS
Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS is a certified Health Information Technology trainer through the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology Workforce Development Program. Patti holds a publishing license with the American Dental Association for Current Dental Terminology and is an ADA Evidence Based Champion and member of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. DentalCodeology: More Than Pocket Change is her 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. DentalCodeology: Diagnostic Coding and Medical Necessity will be available in fall 2013.
Are dentists contributing to antibiotic overuse?
Are dentists contributing to antibiotic overuse?
Though unintentional, the prescribing patterns of dentists can contribute to allergic reactions and antibiotic overuse.
4 benefits of using gingival inflammation code D4346
4 benefits of using gingival inflammation code D4346
Using this code can enhance your patient care as well as boost your practice's bottom line.
4 benefits of using gingival inflammation code D4346
Using this code can enhance your patient care as well as boost your practice's bottom line.
Understanding gingival inflammation code D4346
Understanding gingival inflammation code D4346
Clearing the fog of confusion surrounding this vital code.
5 important facts about new code D4346 for a fresh start in 2017
5 important facts about new code D4346 for a fresh start in 2017
Here are five important facts you need to know about the new code.
A game changer: 2017 will bring a new CDT code for gingivitis
A game changer: 2017 will bring a new CDT code for gingivitis
For all of the history of Current Dental Terminology (CDT) coding, there have been no truly accurate codes that can be used for the treatment this patient needs. In 2017, that story will change. Yet, we must guard against misuse of this new code and not miss the disease present
A game changer: 2017 will bring a new CDT code for gingivitis
For all of the history of Current Dental Terminology (CDT) coding, there have been no truly accurate codes that can be used for the treatment this patient needs. In 2017, that story will change. Yet, we must guard against misuse of this new code and not miss the disease present
How thinking like Twitter can reduce your dental practice's insurance frustration
How thinking like Twitter can reduce your dental practice's insurance frustration
"It isn’t difficult, but it takes team cooperation, new thinking, and practice." That's the mantra from author Patti DiGangi in this article.
What dentists need to know about the quickly approaching Medicare deadline
What dentists need to know about the quickly approaching Medicare deadline
This article is an excerpt from the eBook "DentalCodeology: What Every Dentist Needs to Know about Medicare NOW" by Patti DiGangi, Christine Taxin, and Jan Palmer.
CDT 2016: 6 changes shaping dentistry
CDT 2016: 6 changes shaping dentistry
With November upon us, it is once again time for what has become our annual review of the additions, changes and deletions in CDT benefit coding. Changes in CDT 2016 came under the two general categories: Stand-alone changes and interrelated changes.