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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 the October 1, 2015 deadline for ICD-10-CM implementation. The ICD-10-CM implementation may mean a significant change for dental claim preparation and submission in certain instances.  However, only a limited number of dental practices that participate with State Medicaid Programs that currently require ICD reporting, will have to adapt to this change immediately. Other State Medicaid Programs or other dental benefit plans offered by a commercial carrier or employer that do not currently require the ICD reporting in dental claims may do so  in the near future.