Wishing everyone a great weekend.  I cannot believe the summer is over but it is.!!!!!!

A few tips for you!

1. This is for California Offices.

2. Be aware that their will be new dental codes for testing in the Dental Office.  Watch for my web program coming up.

Medi-Cal News: CPT Codes 86408 and 86409 for COVID-19 Testing are Medi-Cal Benefits

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For all the offices these are a few coding tips before you add the New Codes in.

There are plans that are allowing additional visits for patients that have a systemic issues such as diabetes.  Have you gone over Delta, Cigna

Aetna and other plans to find that information out. That could bring one more office visit, prophy or scaling and varnish.  Don't loss out.

Please talk with your hygienist to update her Staging and Grading Treatment for the New Year.  Janet Press RDH will be hosting a web program at the end

of October don't Keep an eye out for the signup.

We will be hosting the updated E/M codes for medical billing within office visits that is changing for the New Year.  That will take place

this month.  Watch for your invitations

Consider limiting the use of problem focused limited oral evaluations D0140 as they can count towards the limited office visits.

The use of D9110 may be the best code to use when dealing with pain issues.  

Pulp vitality test D0460 is a stand alone code.  That means do not use with any other treatment.

Have a Great Weekend and Watch for all the new coding web programs so you are ready for the New Year.  Also, take our web program on how to 

fill out the new dental claim form.  Go to www.dentalmedicalbilling.com  and take advantage of the discount today/

Christine Taxin
36 Abington Avenue
Ardsley New York 10502
United States of America