CDT PLUS! 2018 represents the ultimate coding reference for your dental practice. It includes everything you need to process dental insurance claims. Procedure Coding with CDT CDT 2018 codes are mandatory for reporting dental procedures and services provided from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018. Dental professionals must use HIPAA mandated CDT codes to report procedures and services on dental claims. There are significant changes in the CDT coding system for 2018; including new codes, revised codes and deleted codes. Accurate CDT coding puts you in control of the reimbursement process and reduces your audit liability. Diagnostic Coding for Dental Services is Coming Dental professionals need to prepare for the requirement of diagnostic coding for dental services. Diagnostic coding is already used in many university and large private dental practices that use Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Electronic Dental Records (EDR) systems. The new 2012 ADA Dental Claim Form includes fields to record diagnosis codes. While designed for ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes, there are other diagnosis coding systems under consideration; including SNODENT. CDT PLUS! 2018 includes a comprehensive introduction to all of the existing and potential diagnostic coding systems.