Questions Submitted by the Public, by Date Posted to the Website. Local codes in dental transactions

11/02/2001

As a dental insurance company I would like to know: Can I process dental claims and report back to the dentist on my own made-up codes as long as I reference the CDT-3 code I converted from?


12/28/2000:

No, the standard code sets must be used in the transactions back to the dentist (i.e., the remittance advice, etc.) Made up codes can be used for internal processing only.