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Dental Bulletin - Fall 2019: 2020 CDT Code Changes

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CDT code additions, deletions, and changes were determined for 2020 during the March 15, 2019 meeting of the Code Maintenance Committee. Thirty-seven new CDT codes will be added and six current codes will be deleted. Fifteen of the new codes are implant codes and eight are orthodontic codes.

Among the new codes will be a nonclinical administrative code for Dental Case Management of Patients with Special Health Care Needs—to facilitate documentation of services for this high-needs population.

Determinations on PacificSource coverage for the new 2020 CDT codes will be published in the winter edition of the Dental Bulletin. The new codes will be effective January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.