Oral Cancer and Other Lesions


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Student Member: $37.50*

Speaker: Dr. Dilaine Gloege and Glenda Hood Non-Member:  $70 Credit Hours:  1.0 Subject Code: 550 – Practice Management *AGD Member discount applied at checkout.

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Oral cancer affects an estimated 53,000 patients each year. Early detection is often the key to saving lives, and, for many patients, this begins with screenings by their dentists. Oral cancer is considered medical in nature and covered by all medical plans, including Medicare. In this presentation, we will focus on how cancer-related procedures are reported to medical payers. We will also cover how other nonmalignant oral lesions may be reported for reimbursement by medical payers.

Learning Objectives

  • Know which oral cancer screening procedures may be reimbursed by medical payers.
  • Learn common medical codes for reporting biopsy procedures.
  • Understand how to accurately submit a medical claim for biopsies.
  • Learn how to report other oral lesions, such as mucoceles, to a medical plan.

Dilaine Gloege, CDA, CDC, CPC-A, is a coding and billing support specialist with over 30 years of dental experience. Gloege has worked at the practice level as a certified dental assistant, business team member and practice administrator. She is currently a call support center supervisor for Dr. Charles Blair’s Insurance Solutions Newsletter and Practice Booster and has helped thousands of practices with coding and insurance questions for both medical and dental claims. Additionally, Gloege is a contributor to the publications Insurance Solutions Newsletter, “Coding with Confidence,” “Administration with Confidence” and “Medical Dental Cross Coding with Confidence.” She also shares her knowledge and passion for dentistry in speaking and webinar presentations to dental teams nationwide.

Glenda Hood, MA, CPC, is an AAPC-certified professional coder with 30 years of experience working clinically and administratively with medical professionals. For the past 15 years, she has focused on oral surgery and dental coding. Currently, she is the medical coding support specialist for Insurance Solutions Newsletter. In addition to providing support to clients, she is a regular contributor to Insurance Solutions Newsletter as well as “Medical Dental Cross Coding with Confidence.” Hood has an enthusiasm for medical coding and is eager to share her knowledge and assist dental teams with the challenges presented by current healthcare trends.

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Time and Period of Availability for Internet Based Courses

Until review/expiration

Original Release Date

December 4, 2019

Expiration Date

December 5, 2022