The My Practice My Business Dental Podcast

The American Dental Associations leasing of CDT Codes to dental insurance companies

July 10, 2023 Robert Thorup, DDS Season 5 Episode 9
The My Practice My Business Dental Podcast
The American Dental Associations leasing of CDT Codes to dental insurance companies
Show Notes

The American Dental Association (ADA) owns and licenses the use of Current Dental Terminology (CDT) codes, which are a standardized set of codes used to describe dental procedures and services provided to patients. The CDT codes are used by dental insurance companies to process claims and reimburse dentists for services provided to patients. If the ADA leases those codes to third-party payers, and the ADA receives a butt load of money from the insurance companies for the use of their codes, is that not a conflict of interest, speaking as a dentist who is a member of the ADA?

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