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Coding and Payment Guide for Dental Services — 2019



2019Coding and Payment Guide for Dental Services

The Coding and Payment Guide for Dental Servicesis your one-stop coding, reimbursement, and documentation resource developed exclusively for dental practices. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is updated for 2019 and organized by specialty-specific CDT and CPT® codes. Each code includes its official description and lay description, coding tip, documentation and reimbursement tips, Medicare edits, RVUs and is cross-coded to common ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes to complete the coding process. Getting to the code information you need has never been so easy.

Key Features and Benefits

•New—Helpful illustrations. Detailed illustrations for a better understanding of the anatomy related to dental procedures and services.
•Code icons.Quickly identify new and revised procedure codes related to dental services.
•Quickly find information. All the information you need is provided, including CDT and CPT® full code descriptions, lay descriptions, coding tips, procedure code-specific documentation and reimbursement tips, and commonly associated ICD-10-M diagnosis codes.
•Prevent claim denials and stay up-to-date with Medicare payer information. Review Medicare IOM references containing information linked to CDT, HCPCS Level II, and CPT® codes tailored to dental services, to prepare cleaner claims before submission.
•Easily determine fees for your practice and reinforce consistency in the charges.Relative valueunits including the practice, work, and malpractice components with total RVUs for non-facility and facilityservices are included.
•CCI edits.Includes CCI edits for CDT, CPT®and HCPCS procedure codes in aspecial section with quarterly updates available online.