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Crack the code with CDT book and companion guide

Do coding right the first time with the new Current Dental Terminology 2009-2010 book and CDT Companion: Your Guide to Dental Coding.

CDT 2009-2010, which includes a helpful CD-ROM, reflects the more than 30 code changes that are effective Jan. 1, 2009. The new edition has an expanded question and answer section and also explains the ADA claim form and claim submission.

The CDT Companion helps to refine and update coding skills. It also includes the basics of how to submit claims to medical insurance companies including the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) and ICD-9 CM (International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification) codes most commonly used by dentists. The two books work together and will help staff apply the code to the clinical situations in your office.

There are 23 clinical practice scenarios to help develop everyday coding skills and a fold-out, quick reference guide with the most commonly used codes, as well as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act overview and the glossary of commonly used acronyms in electronic commerce.

Spiral bound and compact, the 2009-2010 CDT Companion is an essential coding resource for any dental office to help reduce claim rejections, save time and reduce frustration.

Another welcome change is the update and expansion of the glossary and alphabetic index, which has been enlarged and now links terms to applicable pages in the Code, the Q&A and the glossary.

The Current Dental Terminology 2009-2010, along with The CDT Companion: Your Guide to Dental Coding is available online at www.adacatalog.org or by calling 1-800-947-4746. The kit is item No. K010.

Save $10 by using reference priority code 78119A. With the discount, the kit is $74.95 for members and $117.45 for nonmembers.