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Managing Medical Reimbursement in the Dental Office
Belinda Postol, RN
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Understanding the ins and outs of medical insurance is beneficial to both dentists and dental staff who treat patients with sleep-related breathing disorders. This lecture, recorded at the 2019 AADSM Annual Meeting,  will teach you how to gather policy information, determine benefits, authorize procedures and submit claims, so you can effectively manage medical reimbursement in a dental sleep medicine practice.
At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:
  1. Explain the importance of effectively managing medical reimbursements;
  2. Perform steps for gathering policy information, benefit determination, authorizations and claim submissions; and
  3. Consider in-office systems for managing medical insurance information and follow-up on claims.
Target Audience
Dentists and staff responsible for medical billing.
Speaker Bio


Belinda Postol, RN has been actively involved with her husband’s dental practice from its inception in 1995. As the business manager, she is involved with all aspects of the practice.  Since 2007, she has been intricately involved with dental sleep medicine, developing protocols and strategies for insurance, communicating with sleep physicians, and consulting with patients.  She has trained with dental sleep medicine providers around the country and brings both a thorough knowledge of obstructive sleep apnea and understanding of the medical arena.  She has spoken across the country with the AADSM and university-based programs.  In addition to working at the dental practice, Belinda continues to work at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital on a part-time basis and is completing her certification in clinical sleep health.

She has no relevant financial interest/other relationships to disclose.

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Additional Information
Content for this online learning module was last reviewed and approved by the AADSM Education Committee on November 1, 2019. No committee members have relevant financial interest/other relationships to disclose. Education Committee: Kathi Wilson, DDS - Chair; Saleema Adatia, DMD; Michael Pagano, DDS; Gordon Bell, DDS; Maia Tsirghiladze, DMD; Harmeet Chiang, DMD; Kevin Wallace, DMD; Michelle Cantwell, DMD - Board Liaison; and Patricia Braga, DDS - Director of Education Duration: 19 minutes Original release date: January 2, 2020 Expiration date: January 2, 2023 AADSM online learning modules are funded exclusively by the AADSM. For questions regarding the content of this lecture or for technical assistance, contact the AADSM at or 630-686-9875.

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Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Member: $55.00
Non-Member: $75.00
Credit Offered:
0.25 CE Credit
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Lisle, IL 60532
P: (630) 686-9875
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