Recorded Seminar

CDT Code Changes in 2022 and Their Use in the Age of Analytics

Dr. Christopher SmileySpeaker: Chris Smiley, DDS
Fee: $20/MDA DDS and Staff; $40/Nonmember DDS
CE Credits: 0.5

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The ADA maintains the CDT Code annually with revisions, deletions, and additions. The use of current codes impacts claims adjudication and benefits for services. It is essential to code for what you do! Using the code that best represents the service provided will build the patient record and accurately report care to third-party payers.

Learning objectives:

  • Review the history and discover the future evolution of the CDT Code.
  • Realize the structure of a Code (alphanumeric, nomenclature, and descriptor) .
  • Understand how the code is maintained.
  • How to correctly populate a dental claim form with the CDT Code and ICD-10 diagnosis codes.
  • Utilize augmented intelligence guides for proper coding.
  • Use CDT Codes to measure performance, improve workflow and care outcomes.
  • Learn the new code changes for 2022.

This course counts toward the Certified Dental Business Professional program. Earn 1 credit in the Insurance Benefits/Coding category. Click here for more information on the MDA Certified Dental Business Professional program. Look for this logo for other CDBP-qualifying courses.

Co-Sponsored by MDA Insurance and MDA Services.

About the speaker … Dr. Chris Smiley is editor and chief of the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association. He is a past chair of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs, where he was a member of the ADA Code Revision Committee that developed and maintained the CDT Code. He is also a past chair of the Dental Quality Alliance, a multistakeholder group that develops performance measures for oral health care. Dr. Smiley has lectured and has published articles on artificial intelligence in dentistry, patient-centered care, evidence-based care, quality improvement in health care, and dental benefit issues.