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


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?


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.