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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.
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.
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.
Dental hygienists, here are 3 ways to know you are overpaid
Dental hygienists, here are 3 ways to know you are overpaid
One of the big mysteries of dental hygiene practice is how some hygienists are highly paid and some are not. Even people from the same class with the same grades have a per-hour discrepancy that defies logic.
Hey dental hygienists, it's time to stop blaming the victim
Stories on all types of media question whether victims of sexual harassment, rape, bullying, poverty and more are at least partially to blame for their circumstances. How often do oral health professionals do the same—blame the victim for new or continuing conditions?