In reaction to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the Code Maintenance Committee accepted and approved the inclusion of eight pandemic-related CDT procedure codes in CDT 2021 during its virtual annual session in March. Other CDT Code actions approved during the meeting will be effective in CDT 2022.
A suite of COVID-19 codes concerning vaccine administration were presented to and approved by the Code Maintenance Committee, the body that votes to accept, amend or decline requests to the CDT Code.
“The ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs recognizes the importance of supporting dentists’ documentation needs and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ interest in vaccination reporting by dentists,” said Randall Markarian, D.M.D., council chair as well as chair of the Code Maintenance Committee. “Implementation of these public health emergency procedure codes should not be delayed.”
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