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Dental Tribune U.S. Edition

Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | November 2013 A23INduStry NEWS American Dental Association offers updated coding books The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering two updated dental coding books to help dentists stay up-to-date on the proper codes to use when billing their patients for dental procedures. The new “CDT 2014” contains the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature, which is the standard for recording dental services in patient records, on paper claim forms and on HIPAA standard electronic claim transactions. The new book is the only official source for the latest dental procedure codes. The manual has been im- proved to reflect real-world dentistry such as: • Providing codes that clearly document a service to a patient. • Considering how the latest clinical ad- vancesandevidence-baseddentistryaffect the way you code. •Reducingyourworkloadbyeliminating the need for narrative reports for certain codes. •Developingspecificcodestoprocedures you perform, including new codes for car- iesriskassessmentandimplants,andanew subcategory for carriers. TheADAworkedwiththeAmericanAsso- ciation of Endodontists and the American Association of Orthodontists to revamp the endodontic and orthodontic sections to convey recent developments in these specialties. “CDT 2014” is a spiral bound bookthatlaysflatforeasyreferenceandin- cludes a searchable CD-ROM for quick code look up. The CDT book (J014) is available for $39.95 for ADA members and $59.95 retail price. “CDT 2014” includes: • 29 new procedure codes. • 18 revised procedure codes. • Four deleted procedure codes. • Seven changes to the subcategories and their descriptors. • Fillable 2012 ADA Dental Claim Form. The ADA is also offering the “Dental Coding Made Simple: Resource Guide and Training Manual, 2013–2014” to help den- tists and their staffs understand the basics — and the complexities — of today’s den- tal coding system. “Dental Coding Made Simple” (J443) is available for $49.95 to ADA members and $74.95 retail price. Key fea- tures include: • 151 of the most common questions and answers. • More than 25 coding exercises. • An illustrated dental implant section. •NewHIPAACompliant2012ADADental Claim Form and completion instructions. • Continuing education (C.E.) examina- tion with five C.E. credits. The “CDT 2014/Dental Coding Made Simple Kit” (K214), which includes both the “CDT 2014” and “Dental Coding Made Simple” books, is $75 for ADA members and $112.50 retail price. To purchase any of the books, visit www. or call the ADA Member Service Center at (800) 947-4746. All CDT products became available in mid-August. About the ADA The ADA is the nation’s largest dental as- sociation, representing 157,000 members. The ADA has advocated for the public’s health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA’s state-of- the-art research facilities develop and test dentalproductsandmaterialsthathavead- vanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance is considered a re- ‘CDT 2014 Dental Procedure Codes,’ left, and ‘Dental Coding Made Simple: Resource Guide and Training Manual, 2013-2014’ (not pictured) are available from the American Dental Association. To order, call (800) 947-4746 or visit Photo/American Association of Dentistry spected guide to consumer dental care products. The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA’s flagship publication and one of the best read scientific journal in dentistry. To learn more, visit The the ADA’s consumer website covering pre- vention,careandtreatmentofdentaldis- ease is at (Source: American Dental Association) Ad