CDT Codes are an essential tool for any dental practice, and
everyone in the practice knows how important it is to use accurate CDT Codes to
avoid rejected claims. But codes are used for more than claims reimbursement.
Since each code consistently records a service that was delivered,
practitioners can build a thorough history of patient visits and treatment
plans. This documentation may also protect practitioners in case questions
arise about treatment that was rendered.
The most up-to-date coding resource and the only
HIPAA-recognized code set for dentistry, the CDT codes go into effect on
January 1, 2019.
Code changes include:
- 15 new codes
- 5 revised codes
- 4 deleted codes
CDT 2019 contains new and revised codes concerning:
- Delivery of non-opioid drugs for pain management
- Use of translation services
- Measuring and documenting glucose levels just prior to a