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Q4 Practice Health Check: Reviewing benefit claims processes and code changes for 2022

October 04, 2021 520

Quick Summary:

To ensure dental practices are aware of and understand the code changes, CDA’s Practice Support experts developed the new Practice Health Check with the most up-to-date resources for working with dental benefit plans.

A new CDA Practice Health Check is now available to help dental practices prepare for the American Dental Association’s upcoming CDT code changes for 2022. The ADA updates CDT codes annually and failure to review the changes could lead to unnecessary claim denials and delays. 

To ensure dental practices are aware of and understand the code changes, CDA’s Practice Support experts developed the new Practice Health Check with the most up-to-date resources for working with dental benefit plans, including: 

  • Access to the ADA CDT 2022 code book. 
  • A review on how to use procedure codes on claim forms. 
  • Guidance on when practice owners should update their fee schedule.
  • Tips on explaining and verifying coverage for patients. 

As a CDA member benefit, a new Practice Health Check is available each quarter to help practice owners evaluate their dental practice across key areas, including practice management, employment practices and regulatory compliance.

Get started on this quarter’s Practice Health Check or review previous checklists in the CDA Practice Support Resource Library.