CDT Code in the News
The CDT Code and its maintenance are frequently hot topics of interest to dentists and others in the dental community. Links to recent news articles follow:
Coding done right new scaling code takes effect Jan. 1
Dentists can begin using "D4346 Scaling in the generalized presence of moderate or severe gingival inflammation — full mouth, after oral evaluation" as of Jan. 1.
Explore CDT 2016 at ADA 2015
The ADA released CDT 2017: The 663 entries in CDT 2016 can be a lot to digest but two courses at ADA 2015 – America's Dental Meeting may help dentists understand how the CDT Code works and allow them a forum to express their opinions on the specifics.
New CDT 2017 on sale
The ADA released CDT 2017: Dental Procedure Codes on Aug. 30, a revised edition that features 11 new codes, five revised codes and one deleted code.
New CDT 2017 on sale ADA develops guide for reporting new scaling code
The ADA, with support from other dental organizations and third-party payers, has developed guidance on implementing a new scaling code that fills a gap in the continuum of care for patients with gingival disease and no attachment loss.
Code Maintenance Committee approves new scaling code
The Code Maintenance Committee approved a new scaling code that fills a gap in the continuum of care for patients with gingival disease and no attachment loss.
Committee adds 11 new codes to CDT
The Code Maintenance Committee approved 11 new codes at its March meeting. Code numbers will be assigned in CDT 2017.
Changes to anesthesia codes in CDT 2016 prompt questions
Changes made to anesthesia and sedation procedure codes in CDT 2016 led some members to contact the ADA with questions and concerns.
CDT book and app, ADA News receive EXCEL awards
Product Development & Sales and the ADA News, departments within the ADA Publishing Division, earned EXCEL Awards from Association Media & Publishing, a trade group for association publishing.
CMC revises sedation code
The Code Maintenance Committee at its March 5 meeting voted to clarify misperceptions that arose from revising an entry in CDT 2015.
Code Maintenance Committee makes updates for CDT 2016
Nineteen additions, 12 revisions and eight deletions.
That's the numbers roundup from the Code Maintenance Committee meeting, held March 5 at ADA Headquarters in Chicago. The 21 voting members of the CMC examined 74 requests for additions and other changes to the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature. The results from the meeting will be incorporated into CDT 2016.
Code Maintenance panel to meet March 5-7
ADA member dentists and others in the dental community have the chance to weigh-in on proposed changes to the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature at the Code Maintenance Committee meeting.
Last call for change requests for CDT 2016
The deadline for submitting a change request for CDT 2016 is Nov. 1.
ADA 2014 course to showcase CDT Code changes, applications
Share opinions, recommendations at CDT Code Open Forum
For accurate coding, discover CDT 2015
The CDT 2015: Dental Procedure Codes book (J015) offers the latest coding information and can help dental practices achieve accurate claims and faster reimbursement.
Code Maintenance Committee asks for input on CDT 2015
CDT 2014 codes in effect