Are you aware of the new ADA dental coding changes for 2020?
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As of January 1, 2020, the American Dental Association’s procedure code changes went into effect. Here is a list of code changes and updates. Copy this and keep it handy until you become familiar with all of the changes and updates.
First, out with the old. Here are the deleted codes.
D1550—Recement or rebond space maintainerD1555—Removal of fixed space maintainerD8691—Repair of orthodontic applianceD8692—Replacement of lost or broken retainerD8693—Recement or rebond fixed retainerD8694—Repair of fixed retainers, includes reattachment
And in with the new!
D0419—Assessment of salivary flow by measurement
Replacing current code D1550—Recement or rebond space maintainer
D1551—Recement or rebond bilateral space maintainer, maxillaryD1552—Recement or rebond bilateral space maintainer, mandibularD1553—Recement or rebond unilateral space maintainer, per quadrant
Replacing current code D1555—Removal of fixed space maintainer
D1556—Removal of fixed unilateral space maintainer, per quadrantD1557—Removal of fixed bilateral space maintainer, maxillaryD1558—Removal of fixed bilateral space maintainer, mandibular
D2753—Crown, titanium, or titanium alloys
D5284—Removable unilateral partial denture, one-piece flexible base (including clasps and teeth), per quadrantD5286—Removable unilateral partial denture, one-piece resin (including clasps and teeth), per quadrant
D6082—Implant supported crown, porcelain fused to predominantly base alloysD6083—Implant supported crown, porcelain fused to noble alloysD6084—Implant supported crown, porcelain fused to titanium or titanium alloysD6086—Implant supported crown, predominantly base alloysD6087—Implant supported crown, noble alloysD6088—Implant supported crown, titanium or titanium alloysD6120—Implant supported retainer, porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloysD6121—Implant supported retainer for metal FPD, predominantly base alloysD6123—Implant supported retainer for metal FPD, titanium and titanium alloysD6195—Abutment supported retainer, porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloysD6243—Pontic, porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys
D6753—Retainer crown, porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloysD6784—Retainer crown 3/4, titanium and titanium alloys
D7922—Placement of intrasocket biological dressing to aid in hemostasis or clot stabilization, per site
Replacing current code D8691, repair of orthodontic appliance
D8696—Repair of orthodontic appliance, maxillaryD8697—Repair of orthodontic appliance, mandibular
Replacing current code D8693 recement or rebond fixed retainer
D8698—Recement or rebond fixed retainer, maxillaryD8699—Recement or rebond fixed retainer, mandibular
Replacing current code D8694 repair of fixed retainer
D8701—Repair of fixed retainer, includes reattachment, maxillaryD8702—Repair of fixed retainer, includes reattachment, mandibular
Revised current code D8692, replace lost or broken retainer
D8703—Replacement of lost or broken retainer, maxillaryD8704—Replacement of lost or broken retainer, mandibular
D9997—Dental case management, patients with special health-care needs