Pre-Order the 2011-2012 AAPD Coding and Insurance Manual Today

February 1, 2010 03:18 PM

Coding2011LargeThe American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) today announces the availability of its 2011-2012 AAPD Coding and Insurance Manual. A comprehensive resource for pediatric and general dentists when reporting pediatric dental care services, this new, improved and updated second edition serves as a go-to-guide for effectively reporting procedure codes when filing dental and medical insurance claims. The user-friendly edition includes:

  • A listing of all new and revised CDT codes, effective January 1st, 2011;

  • Instructions for the current ADA and CMS 1500 Claim Forms;

  • CDT dental codes cross-linked with CPT medical and ICD-9 diagnostic codes;

  • Medical procedure and diagnostic codes relevant to pediatric dentistry;

  • Answers to common coding questions;

  • Vignettes and coding suggestions for pediatric dental scenarios;

  • Contact information for insurance carriers, Medicaid Directors and State Insurance Commissioners; and

  • An updated glossary of dental and insurance terminology.

"This is the claim submission and coding manual that belongs in the office of every pediatric dentist and general dentist who treats children," stated Dr. Paul Reggiardo, chair of the AAPD Council on Dental Benefit Programs. "It is specific for pediatric dental procedures and treatment scenarios encountered in children from infancy through adolescence. Accurate claims coding means less staff frustration, quicker reimbursement and greater parent satisfaction. Especially useful are the cross-coding sets that enable billing staff to convert dental procedures to corresponding medical CPT procedure codes, and ICD-9 diagnostic codes for medical claim processing in the hospital setting or following an accident," concluded Dr. Reggiardo.

The 2011-2012 AAPD Coding and Insurance Manual is available to members for $49.99 and non-members for $75. Pre-order now and receive a coupon for a discount of 15 percent off purchases of the 4th Edition of the Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, slated for release in 2011.

To place your order online, please visit:

For more information, please contact AAPD Dental Benefits Manager Mary Essling at (312) 337-2169 or via e-mail at

Attached Document(s): Click here to download the press release.


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