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CS PracticeWorks: 2020 CDT Code Update

Hello everyone,

The CDT Injector was updated with the 2020 CDT code set today.

If you are 9.0 or above, the injector will give you the codes but in order to get the graphics associated with the 37 new codes, you'll have to update to v10.

v10 we are hoping to release on Friday and start shipping early next year.

If you are under v9, you must input them manually.

Below are instructions for that. A PDF is also attached.

 

Thanks!

Tyson

 

 

 

Manually Adding CDT 2020 Codes one by one:

1. Click Lists > Transaction codes.

2. Under the Ledger codes to display section, select Dental Codes and click Add.

3. Enter the abbreviation, description, and code number for the new code.

4. Select the code type and treatment class.

5. Enter additional information under the Supplementary information section, and enter any fee information if necessary.  

 

 

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The CDT 2020 code set includes the following changes:

 - 37 new codes are added to the database

 - 5 codes are revised

 - 6 codes are not used in the 2020 codeset

 

 

New CDT 2020 procedure codes:

  1. D0419 - assessment of salivary flow by measurement
  2. D1551 - re-cement or re-bond bilateral space maintainer - maxillary
  3. D1552 - re-cement or re-bond bilateral space maintainer - mandibular
  4. D1553 - re-cement or re-bond unilateral space maintainer - per quadrant
  5. D1556 - removal of fixed unilateral space maintainer - per quadrant
  6. D1557 - removal of fixed bilateral space maintainer - maxillary
  7. D1558 - removal of fixed bilateral space maintainer - mandibular
  8. D2753 - crown - porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys
  9. D5284 - removable unilateral partial denture - one piece flexible base (including clasps and teeth) - per quadrant
  10. D5286 - removable unilateral partial denture - one piece resin (including clasps and teeth) - per quadrant
  11. D6082 - implant supported crown - porcelain fused to predominantly base alloys
  12. D6083 - implant supported crown - porcelain fused to noble alloys
  13. D6084 - implant supported crown - porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys
  14. D6086 - implant supported crown - predominantly base alloys
  15. D6087 - implant supported crown - noble alloys
  16. D6088 - implant supported crown - titanium and titanium alloys
  17. D6097 - abutment supported crown - porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys
  18. D6098 - implant supported retainer - porcelain fused to predominantly base alloys
  19. D6099 - implant supported retainer for FPD - porcelain fused to noble alloys
  20. D6120 - implant supported retainer - porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys
  21. D6121 - implant supported retainer for metal FPD - predominantly base alloys
  22. D6122 - implant supported retainer for metal FPD - noble alloys
  23. D6123 - implant supported retainer for metal FPD - titanium and titanium alloys
  24. D6195 - abutment supported retainer - porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys
  25. D6243 - pontic - porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys
  26. D6753 - retainer crown - porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys
  27. D6784 - retainer crown ¾ titanium and titanium alloys
  28. D7922 - placement of intra-socket biological dressing to aid in hemostasis or clot stabilization, per site
  29. D8696 - repair of orthodontic appliance - maxillary
  30. D8697 - repair of orthodontic appliance - mandibular
  31. D8698 - re-cement or re-bond fixed retainer - maxillary
  32. D8699 - re-cement or re-bond fixed retainer - mandibular
  33. D8701 - repair of fixed retainer, includes reattachment - maxillary
  34. D8702 - repair of fixed retainer, includes reattachment - mandibular
  35. D8703 - replacement of lost or broken retainer - maxillary
  36. D8704 - replacement of lost or broken retainer - mandibular
  37. D9997 - dental case management - patients with special health care needs


CDT code revisions:

  1. D1510 space maintainer - fixed, unilateral - per quadrant. Excludes a distal shoe space maintainer.
  2. D1520 space maintainer - removable, - unilateral - per quadrant
  3. D1575 distal shoe space maintainer - fixed - unilateral - per quadrant fabrication and delivery of fixed appliance extending subgingivally and distally to guide the eruption of the first permanent molar. Does not include ongoing follow-up or adjustments, or replacement appliances, once the tooth has erupted.

In addition, there will be periodontal category descriptor revisions.


Site:

  • If two contiguous teeth have areas of soft tissue recession, each area of recession tooth is a single site.
  • Depending on the dimensions of the defect, up to two contiguous edentulous tooth positions may be considered a single site.


CDT code inactivations:

  1. D1550 - re-cement or re-bond space maintainer
  2. D1555 - removal of fixed space maintainer
  3. D8691 - repair of orthodontic appliance
  4. D8692 - replacement of lost or broken retainer
  5. D8693 - re-cement or re-bond fixed retainer
  6. D8694 - repair of fixed retainers, includes reattachment

There are also 15 editorial (e.g., syntax spelling) actions that clarify without changing the CDT Code entry's purpose or scope.

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Re: CS PracticeWorks: 2020 CDT Code Update

Thanks for the update. Please refresh my memory as to how to add them in 2020 in V 9.1

Thanks

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Re: CS PracticeWorks: 2020 CDT Code Update

Hello @joedindo 

 

Just in case you didn't figure it out yet upon opening the PracticeWorks software this morning. 

 

If you are on CS PracticeWorks v9.0 or higher, the software now automatically runs a utility once a week to check on our servers to see if there are any new codes.  This is the command line box that flashes as the first computer that opens that day launches PracticeWorks the first time. 

Now that the CDT 2020 codes have been added to the server and made available, you'll receive a prompt once that utility does its next run.  The date of the next run depends on when the last time it ran, as it automatically triggers every 7 days.  you can see the Last date it ran the check by looking in the Pwglobal.ini file located in the pworks data folder on the server.  It will be located in the section [CDTCodes] under the entry "LastVersionCheck= ". 

When that prompt comes up it will say:

"The CDT 2020 Code set is available.

Click OK to install.

Click Cancel to delate until next month.

Note: You will be prompted each time you open PracticeWorks today unless another user selects to install."

Here you can click OK to install or Cancel to postpone for a month.  If you postpone it will update two entries in the pwglobal.ini  "CDTSnoozeDate= " and CDTSnoozeDateSet=  ".

Since it is already the middle of December, a month postpone would technically set it in the middle of January, however, it actually sets the CDTSnoozeDate to 01/01/2020 so it will prompt you to install again the first day the office is open again after new years. 

 

If you go ahead and install now it will install the 2020 code set. Changing the selection radial on the code list to say either CDT 2020 or Other. 

Any codes that are being inactivated with the 2020 codes will be moved from into the "Other" list, but they will not be marked inactive.  This way you can continue to use them if needed. 

 

If you have any other questions about it let us know.

Johnathan Downer | Technical Support Analyst