2020 Coding and Payment Guide for Dental Services

Optum360 | 2020 | Deborah Hall



185.95
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Item #: CGDS20
ISBN: 9781622545919
Available: Dec 2019



 The Coding and Payment Guide for Dental Services is your one-stop coding, reimbursement and documentation resource developed exclusively for dental practices. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is updated for 2020 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.
Code icons. Quickly identify new and revised procedure codes related to dental services. Now includes an icon identifying ICD-10-CM codes that identify right, left or bilateral options.
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.
• Evaluation and Management Services. Evaluation and Management CPT® codes commonly used in your specialty are now included with their official description, lay description, coding tip, Medicare edits, and relative value units. 
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 value units including the practice, work, and malpractice components with total RVUs for non-facility and facility services are included.
CCI edits. Includes CCI edits for CDT, CPT® and HCPCS procedure codes in a special section with quarterly updates available online.
• Helpful illustrations. Detailed illustrations for a better understanding of the anatomy related to dental procedures and services. 


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CDT © 2019 American Dental Association.

Deborah Hall

Ms. Hall is a new product subject matter expert for Optum360. Ms. Hall has more than 25 years of experience in the health care field. Her experience includes 10 years as office manager for large multi-specialty medical practices. Ms. Hall has written several multi-specialty newsletters and coding and reimbursement manuals, and served as a health care consultant. She has taught seminars on CPT®/HCPCS and ICD-9-CM coding and physician fee schedules. She is an active member of the American Academy of Professional Coders.