Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Using the 2013 ADA-CDT Codes

Henry Schein recently released a CDT Code Update utility that adds the new 2013 ADA-CDT procedure codes to your Dentrix database. Running this utility ensures that you have the new codes in your system, but there are additional steps you’ll want to take to make sure you can use the new codes in Dentrix. 

Dentrix procedure codes are associated with procedures attached to appointments, procedure buttons in the Chart, multi-codes, treatment plans, procedure fees, and the Dentrix Super Bill quick letter. You should check to see that each of these areas within Dentrix is updated with the new codes. Otherwise, you’ll find that you’re using the old codes, even though the new codes are available in your system.

Dentrix has created a knowledgebase article that describes each of the places you must update codes in Dentrix, provides step-by-step instructions for making the needed changes, and has a link to a video demonstration

To read the article, log in to the Dentrix Resource Center at www.dentrix.com/resource-center and search for article #65474.

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