Temporomandibular Joint: How it Works, How it Gets Injured, How it Gets Fixed


Duration: 1 hour
Course Objectives:
• Describe the anatomy and function of the TMJ
• Define the terms TMJ and TMD and learn how to recognize symptoms and possible treatment based upon those symptoms
• Identify normal parameters of TMJ and identify common TMJ injures that occur in workplace
• Review treatment options and implications both long and short term
• Identify pre-existing issues that could contribute to diagnosis and treatment of TMJ
• Identify different kinds of insurance coding for reimbursement and the use for each type
• Identify surgical treatment and the indication for surgery based upon symptoms and/or diagnosis
• Identify possible claim closure time and costs based upon symptoms and diagnosis

Approved for 1-hour of CE credit:
• RN, LPN, CNA, ARNP nationwide
• CCM, CDMS, CRC nationwide
• Adjuster AK, AL, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MN, MS, MT, NC, NH (WC), NM, NV, OK, OR (WC), TX, UT
• Adjuster CA: Workers' Compensation Post-Designation
• Florida Occupational Therapist

Pending for 1-hour of CE credit:
• American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
• Adjuster AR, NH (Multi), OR (Property & Casualty), RI

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