New codes, new staff, new diagnoses—these situations can slow down the billing process and cause coding confusion. This training guide and companion book to CDT 2021: Current Dental Terminology compiles more than 100 frequently asked coding questions and gives the answers dentists and dental teams need. It also presents more than 50 common dental coding scenarios and explains how to properly resolve them.
CDT 2021 Coding Companion explains codes dealing with:
∙ Testing to identify patients who may be infected with SARS-CoV-2 (aka COVID-19)
∙ Counseling for the control and prevention of adverse oral, behavioral, and systemic health effects associated with high-risk substance use, including vaping
∙ Medicament application for the prevention of caries
∙ Image captures done through teledentistry by a licensed practitioner to forward to another dentist for interpretation
Also includes a chapter with explanations of coding changes for 2021, and a section on ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes.
For years, the ADA’s Council on Dental Benefits has fielded questions from dentists and dental teams. CDT 2021 Coding Companion: Training Guide for the Dental Team has all the answers—it’s an essential resource for every dental office to be used as a self-guided training tool, a helpful refresher and an everyday resource.