The ADA’S Enhanced CDT Task Force is seeking comment from the entire dental community on the proposed framework of dental procedure code modifiers, which would complement — not replace — the CDT Code’s current “Dxxxx” format.
There will be a five-month open comment period beginning this month and continuing through March 2023.
The next Enhanced CDT public comment session is scheduled to convene on Feb. 28 from 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Central. Connection information and more information about the project is posted online at Enhanced CDT | American Dental Association (ada.org).
The ongoing project’s goal is to review and enhance the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature‚ often called the CDT Code, so that it better serves current and evolving needs for robust patient records and accurate claim submissions, said Jessica Stilley-Mallah, D.M.D., chair of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs.
Dr. Stilley-Mallah added that the CDT Code has not had a structural enhancement since it was first published in 1969.
“The dental community’s comments will enable the council to determine the appropriate next steps for the project,” she said.