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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About ICD-10-CM

The following answers to frequently asked questions are designed to assist ADA member dentists and others in the oral health community understand the implications of ICD-10-CM implementation. ICD-10-CM requirements mean a significant change for dental claim preparation and submission in certain instances.  Due to the so-far limited adoption of ICD reporting requirements by most payers, dental practices may not find that they have to adapt to this change immediately. It is likely that State Medicaid Programs and other dental benefit plans offered by commercial carriers or employers that do not currently require ICD reporting in dental claims will do so in the near future.