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Dental Insurance Coding Handbook-2005 updated for CDT-2005.

This new coding handbook contains all ADA codes for the CDT-2005 plus detailed information to help get patients' claims paid. It is the fifth comprehensive manual of its type published by Stepping Stones to Success. It contains specific code by code guidelines describing how carriers will process claims, industry tips, when and how to use attachments, and even code specific "by report" narrative wording.

Under the provision set by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), all dental offices and insurance carriers must use the current version of dental procedure codes found in this Dental Insurance Coding Handbook-2005 Updated for CDT-2005. Written by Carol Tekavec, CDA, RDH, nationally known insurance columnist for Dental Economics magazine and speaker for the ADA Seminar Series. To read an excerpt, go to www.steppingstonestosuccess.com or call 800-548-2164. The manual sells for $97 plus $8 shipping. Spiral bound, 8 1/2x11, 280 pages.

Miss Tekavec is a long-time member of the ADAA and the Colorado Dental Assistants Association.
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Title Annotation:Business Briefs
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Date:Mar 1, 2005
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