coding

5 important facts about new code D4346 for a fresh start in 2017
5 important facts about new code D4346 for a fresh start in 2017Here are five important facts you need to know about the new code.
Top 10 DPR web articles of 2016DPR presents a list of the top 10 most popular articles from 2016.
5 thought-provoking questions hygienists asked Kara RDH this NovemberKara RDH shares some of the questions dental hygienists asked her recently and then provides helpful and encouraging answers.
American Dental Association Code Maintenance Committee Approves Code for Use When Requesting Reimbursement DEXIS CariVu ImagesDEXIS, LLC, a brand of the KaVo Kerr Group, reports that the American Dental Association (ADA) meeting notes include reference to a code for caries detection, which is appropriate for use when requesting insurance reimbursement for images taken with DEXIS CariVu™.
A game changer: 2017 will bring a new CDT code for gingivitisFor all of the history of Current Dental Terminology (CDT) coding, there have been no truly accurate codes that can be used for the treatment this patient needs. In 2017, that story will change. Yet, we must guard against misuse of this new code and not miss the disease present
The latest fee data for 18 popular procedure codes
The latest fee data for 18 popular procedure codesKeeping your fee schedules up-to-date is imperative to keeping your practice healthy. There are many important factors to take into account including geography, your patients, how you practice and data from other practices in your area. However, quality data on fees in your zip code can be challenging to find—so Sikka Software did the work for you.
A look ahead to what dental codes will change and affect your practice in 2016 and beyondNo one has their finger on the pulse of coding changes that will affect your practice more than Teresa Duncan. She stops by to tell us what tweaks have been made that will affect your business.
The 5 biggest misconceptions about imaging coding and reimbursement
The 5 biggest misconceptions about imaging coding and reimbursementDental technology and the material sciences are advancing at a rate never before experienced by the dental industry. It is difficult, if not impossible, for the average practitioner to understand and appreciate all the new “stuff” that has been developed and introduced to dentistry over the past 10 years. Things that not too long ago seemed like science fiction have now become reality.
CDT 2016: 6 changes shaping dentistryWith November upon us, it is once again time for what has become our annual review of the additions, changes and deletions in CDT benefit coding. Changes in CDT 2016 came under the two general categories: Stand-alone changes and interrelated changes.
The 20 most bizarre new ICD-10 codes
The 20 most bizarre new ICD-10 codes

October 1, 2015 marks the deadline for the transition to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), which will introduce a whole new set of codes for dental and medical practices nationwide.