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Setting up service codes manually

Due to licensing issues with the American Medical Association, Dentrix does not come pre-loaded with the service codes. You must add these codes manually. You can get information on the codes and their descriptions using reference books provided by the AMA. Please contact your local chapter of the AMA for assistance.

Notes:

·        If you do not want to spend the time researching and adding the medical codes to Dentrix, the Medical Cross-coding DataPak, which adds all of the codes for you, is available for purchase. Please contact Dentrix at 1-800-Dentrix (1-800-336-8749) for more information on obtaining the DataPak.

·        Service codes are two-digit codes that specify where a service was provided. Dentrix lets you specify both Place and Type of Service codes; however, Type of Service codes are not required to submit a medical claim.

To set up service codes manually

1.   In the Maintenance menu in the Office Manager, point to Practice Setup, and then click Procedure Code Setup.

The Procedure Code Setup dialog box appears.

2.   Click the Service Codes tab.

3.   Under Place of Service, do one of the following:

·        Type the Place of Service code and the description in the Code and Description fields respectively, and then click Add.

·        Select an existing Place of Service code, type a new code and/or description in the Code and Description fields respectively, and then click Change.

4.   Optionally, under Type of Service, do one of the following:

·        Type the Type of Service code and the description in the Code and Description fields respectively, and then click Add.

·        Select an existing Type of Service code, type a new code and/or description in the Code and Description fields respectively, and then click Change.

5.   Repeat the process for any Place or Type of Service codes that you need to add or change.

Note: You can add a total of 29 Service codes.

6.   To delete a Place or Type of Service code, select it, and then click Delete.

Note: Once you add the medical procedure codes, you must link the ADA procedure code with its AMA procedure code counterpart. For more information, click Cross coding ADA codes with AMA-CPT codes.