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Have you ever had a dental plan payment check lost in the mail? Would you like to know how to receive safe and secure payment? Why not consider receiving electronic funds transfer (EFT) payments?

The 2018 CAQH Index reports that only 12% of dental claims were paid via EFT while 63% of claim payments to physicians were via EFT. Hear from an industry representative and a colleague in practice on how easy it is for you and your staff to implement EFT today.

This webinar is the latest in a series of educational programs for dentists and their practice staff whose focus is on reducing practice overhead costs through use of electronic data interchange (the HIPAA standard electronic transactions). Timely and accurate payment for services provided affects the financial health of every dental practice. EFT via automated clearinghouses (ACH) is how your practice will be able to reduce manual time and effort, and costs, associated with receipt and processing paper checks.

Jan 30, 2020 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Sara Stuefen
@Council on Dental Benefit Programs Member
Sara Stuefen DDS, FICD is the 10th District Representative for the ADA New Dentist Committee. She is a member of the ADA’s Council on Dental Benefit Programs and a practicing dentist in Vinton, Iowa.
Brad Smith
Senior Director, ACH Network Administration & Industry Verticals @NACHA
Raising awareness of ACH is key to Brad Smith’s responsibilities as Nacha’s Senior Director, Industry Verticals. A payments industry veteran of more than 20 years, Brad works to increase the use of ACH in industries including healthcare and dental. An Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), Brad has served on Nacha’s Rules and Operations Committee as well as holding a leadership role in the Payments Innovation Alliance. Before joining Nacha, Brad was part of Capital One’s digital strategy team researching and analyzing emerging payment trends and technologies. He was also Chief Technology Officer at EastPay (now ePay Resources).
Frank Pokorny
Senior Manager, Dental Codes Maintenance & Development @American Dental Association
For two decades Frank Pokorny, Senior Manager, Dental Codes Maintenance and Development has addressed implementation of standard electronic transactions and code sets used by dentists, practice staff and others in the dental community. He represented the American Dental Association at HIPAA standards development organizations meetings such as ANSI X12, and delivered testimony on the ADA’s procedure code set and other intellectual property at National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics hearings in Washington, D.C. Frank’s EDI involvement began in 1995 and his accomplishments include creating and managing the HMO-USA Operations Service Center – a $200 million/year premium processing service that used HIPAA standard transactions and EFT. A United States Marine Corps veteran, Frank received his BA (behavioral anthropology) from Columbia University and MBA (organization management) from Michigan State University. He is an honorary fellow of the American College of Dentists.