Medicaid Provider Course

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Co-sponsored by Missouri Coalition for Oral Health, Office of Dental Health, Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, and Missouri Dental Association​

Location, Fees & Registration

The course will be Thursday, February 28 from 9:30am to Noon in Jefferson City, held in conjunction with the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health Missouri Oral Health Policy Conference (February 28 and March 1). There is no cost for the workshop and CE credits are free to attendees. You will be able to register for this course only or for the entire conference. 

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Being a Medicaid Provider in an Era of Accountability 

Course Overview

Despite misconceptions and fears associated with being a Medicaid provider, treating this population can be rewarding and not cut adversely into your bottom line. Members of the ADA’s Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention (CAAP) Medicaid Provider Advisory Committee will share insights, opportunities and challenges regarding program integrity, compliance, fraud, advocacy and how better to safeguard your practice while providing care to this growing population in an era of increasing accountability and scrutiny.  Special emphasis will be given to the importance of proper documentation of medical necessity. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Implement efficient practice protocols to safeguard practice viability 
  • Protect oneself from unintentional non-compliance resulting in fraud allegations 
  • Recruit other Medicaid providers through positive advocacy and role modeling 

Course duration is 2.5 to 3 hours. Continuing dental education credits will be provided.


Dr. Sidney Whitman, pediatric dentist in NJ and chair of CAAP’s Medicaid Provider Advisory Committee (MPAC): Dr. Whitman graduated from the New York University School of Dentistry in 1968. He completed his postgraduate studies in pediatric dentistry at Temple University School of Dentistry. He works in a 130-person practice that treats children and adolescents, including Medicaid patients.

Dr. Allen Finkelstein, CEO Bedford Healthcare Solutions and MPAC member: Dr. Finkelstein is the CEO of Bedford Healthcare Solutions. He has been the chief dental officer at Prev/MEDOnsite HealthCare Services and AmeriChoice-Medicaid Division of United Health Group. He has served as a dental consultant for Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey.

Dr. Charles Czerepak, pediatric dentist in IL and MPAC member: Dr. Charlie graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University Dental School in 1977. He is the founder of Pine Dental Care, a community based private practice dedicated to the dental and oral health of children. He has served as the president of the Medical/ Dental Staff at the former Children's Memorial Hospital, interim head of the Division of Dentistry at CMH and is a trustee of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Steve Geiermann, senior manager, CAAP (moderator): A retired USPHS Captain with experience in the Indian Health Service and Federally Qualified Health Centers, Dr. Geiermann was a HRSA regional dental consultant for more than a decade while building a strong oral health infrastructure aligned with overall health care. He currently serves on the ADA’s Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention and is a board member of the National Network for Oral Health Access.