• Sarah Beth Herman

2020 CDT Code Changes



As you ring in the new year, lets talk about the newest changes to CDT Codes. We have broken this down into 5 categories for ease of review.


YOUR 2020 CDT CODE UPDATES by Dentistry Support


New CDT 2020 procedure codes:

D0419 – assessment of salivary flow by measurement

D1551 – re-cement or re-bond bilateral space maintainer – maxillary

D1552 – re-cement or re-bond bilateral space maintainer – mandibular

D1553 – re-cement or re-bond unilateral space maintainer – per quadrant

D1556 – removal of fixed unilateral space maintainer – per quadrant

D1557 – removal of fixed bilateral space maintainer – maxillary D1558 – removal of fixed bilateral space maintainer – mandibular

D2753 – crown - porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys

D5284 – removable unilateral partial denture – one piece flexible base (including clasps and teeth) – per quadrant

D5286 – removable unilateral partial denture – one piece resin (including clasps and teeth) – per quadrant

D6082 – implant supported crown – porcelain fused to predominantly base alloys

D6083 – implant supported crown – porcelain fused to noble alloys

D6084 – implant supported crown – porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys D6086 – implant supported crown – predominantly base alloys

D6087 – implant supported crown – noble alloys

D6088 – implant supported crown – titanium and titanium alloys

D6097 – abutment supported crown – porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys D6098 – implant supported retainer – porcelain fused to predominantly base alloys D6099 – implant supported retainer for FPD – porcelain fused to noble alloys

D6120 – implant supported retainer – porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys D6121 – implant supported retainer for metal FPD – predominantly base alloys

D6122 – implant supported retainer for metal FPD – noble alloys

D6123 – implant supported retainer for metal FPD – titanium and titanium alloys

D6195 – abutment supported retainer – porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys D6243 – pontic – porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys

D6753 – retainer crown – porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys

D6784 – retainer crown ¾ – titanium and titanium alloys

D7922 – placement of intra-socket biological dressing to aid in hemostasis or clot stabilization, per site

D8696 – repair of orthodontic appliance – maxillary

D8697 – repair of orthodontic appliance – mandibular

D8698 – re-cement or re-bond fixed retainer – maxillary

D8699 – re-cement or re-bond fixed retainer – mandibular

D8701 – repair of fixed retainer, includes reattachment – maxillary

D8702 – repair of fixed retainer, includes reattachment – mandibular

D8703 – replacement of lost or broken retainer – maxillary

D8704 – replacement of lost or broken retainer – mandibular

D9997 – dental case management – patients with special health care needs CDT code revisions:

D1510 space maintainer – fixed, unilateral – per quadrant. Excludes a distal shoe space maintainer.

D1520 space maintainer – removable, – unilateral – per quadrant

D1575 distal shoe space maintainer – fixed – unilateral – per quadrant fabrication and delivery of fixed appliance extending subgingivally and distally to guide the eruption of the first permanent molar. Does not include ongoing follow-up or adjustments, or replacement appliances, once the tooth has erupted.



In addition, there will be periodontal category descriptor revisions.

Site:

1.) If two contiguous teeth have areas of soft tissue recession, each area of recession tooth is a single site.

2.) Depending on the dimensions of the defect, up to two contiguous edentulous tooth positions may be considered a single site.



CDT code deletions:

D1550 – re-cement or re-bond space maintainer

D1555 – removal of fixed space maintainer

D8691 – repair of orthodontic appliance

D8692 – replacement of lost or broken retainer

D8693 – re-cement or re-bond fixed retainer

D8694 – repair of fixed retainers, includes reattachment



CDT Editorial Revisions (By Code)

D2794 D5213 D5214 D5221 D5222

D5223 D5224 D6094 D6066 D6067

D6194 D6076 D6077 D6214 D6794


Our next update will be regarding billing and descriptors. Stay tuned! We are so excited to start 2020 off with a bang!


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