Current CDT codes document procedures for patients with generally healthy periodontium (prophylaxis), and for patients with periodontal disease that has accompanying loss of attachment (scaling and root planing). However, there has not been a CDT Code to report another type of procedure – therapeutic treatment of patients with generalized moderate to severe gingival inflammation, with or without pseudo-pockets but exhibiting no bone loss. This procedure reporting gap is now filled by D4346 - scaling in presence of generalized moderate or severe gingival inflammation.
This on-demand webinar will familiarize viewers with the nature and scope of this procedure, clinical indications leading to its delivery, and how the procedure fits in a patient’s long term treatment plan. In addition, you will learn how this new CDT Code helps avoid the pitfalls of inadvertent inappropriate documentation in patient health records and on claim submissions.