Earlier this year, the ADA released the 2015 version of the Current Dental Terminology (CDT) codes. These new CDT code changes will go into effect January 1, 2015 and include several code changes. Due to the large number of code changes, please make sure to verify that the new procedure codes are covered under a patient’s dental plan and whether documentation is required.
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The Washington State Department of Health and the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) are currently in the process of reviewing several rule changes relating to licensed dentists, dental hygienists and denturists.
The following letter was sent to all four caucuses this past week regarding the WSDA's policy on corporate ownership of dental practices. The same letter was sent to all four caucus leaders. The WSDA sent the letter at the recommendation of Brad Boswell and Vicki Christophersen, who want to ensure that all legislators are aware of our position on this issue well in advance of the legislative session. We will be following up with individual communications between key legislators and our lobbyists and grassroots dentists.
The Washington State Department of Health and the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) are currently in the process of reviewing several rule changes which if approved could be implemented before the end of the year. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to submit written testimony relating to the proposed rules prior to the formal rules hearing. The following is a list of rules currently open for public comment: