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ADA offers CE course for Medicaid providers

June 30, 2015

Heads up: Participants of a June 12 Medicaid CE course, including Dr. Edwin Mangram, front, listen to a presenter discussing accountability when using Medicaid.
ADA Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations' Medicaid Provider Advisory Committee members shared insight about treating Medicaid patients at a June 12 continuing education course at Association Headquarters.

The course Maintaining Your Sanity and Practice Viability as a Medicaid Provider, will be offered again on Nov. 6 during ADA 2015 – America's Dental Meeting in Washington, D.C.

The three-hour course teaches ways to implement efficient and effective practice protocols to help safeguard a dental practice from unintentional non compliance with Medicaid regulations. Other topics covered are ways to recognize and avoid fraud and abuse allegations, how to properly document medical necessity and how to be a positive advocate for Medicaid providers and patients.

"Anyone who treats a patient today should take this course regardless of what type of insurance the patient has. The thought process is different today in terms of record keeping," said Dr. Sidney Whitman, a pediatric dentist near Trenton, New Jersey, and chair of CAPIR's Medicaid Provider Advisory Committee, who spoke at the June 12 course.

To register for CE courses at the ADA annual meeting, visit The Medicaid course number is 6313. Pre-registration is required.

Insightful: Dr. Allen Finkelstein, of New Jersey, presents June 12 at a Medicaid CE course at ADA Headquarters.