This Guide CDT 2020: Dental Procedure Codes (Practical Guide) written by ADA.
According to the author: Used by a general dentist and/or a specialist when evaluating a patient comprehensively. This applies to new patients; established patients who have had a significant change in health conditions or other unusual circumstances, per the report, or established patients who have been absent from active treatment for three years or more. It is a comprehensive evaluation and recording of extraoral and intraoral hard and soft tissues. May require interpretation of information acquired through additional diagnostic procedures. Additional diagnostic procedures must be reported separately. This includes an oral cancer screening where indicated, evaluation and recording of the patient’s medical and dental history, and an overall health assessment. May include evaluation and recording of dental caries, missing or unerupted teeth, restorations, existing prosthetics, occlusal relationships, periodontal conditions (including periodontal examinations and/or records), hard and soft tissue abnormalities, etc.
|Book Name||CDT 2020: Dental Procedure Codes (Practical Guide)|
|Author of Book||ADA|
Overview of (CDT 2020: Dental Procedure Codes (Practical Guide))
This reference manual, published by the ADA, contains the version of the Code of Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT Code) that is effective for services provided from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. In August 2000, the CDT Code was designated by the federal government as the national terminology for reporting dental services in claims submitted to third-party payers, consistent with the authority granted by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The ADA Dental Benefits Programs Council is responsible for maintaining the CDT Code in accordance with ADA statute and policy and applicable federal regulations. The technical content of the CDT Manual is developed by the staff of the ADA Practice Institute’s Dental Benefits Coding and Quality Center, while the responsibility for printing, pricing, and distribution of the CDT Manual rests with the Dental Benefits Development and Sales Department. ADA products.
Topics of this Edition
- Section 1. Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT Code)
Section 2. CDT Code Changes Mark-up
Section 3. ICD-10-CM Codes Relevant to Dentistry
Section 4. Alphabetic Index to the CDT Code
Section 5. Numeric Index to the CDT Code