The California Medi-Cal Dental Program Provider Handbook, also known as the Handbook, is updated with the information from the Provider Bulletins each month.The Handbook is provided to you in a Table of Contents format. It is also provided to you in Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have this software installed, you can easily download this software by selecting Get Adobe Acrobat Reader.
IMPORTANT: As announced in Provider Bulletin Volume 37, Number 12, the draft Current Dental Terminology (CDT) 2020 Manual of Criteria (MOC) and draft CDT 2020 Medi-Cal Dental Schedule of Maximum Allowances (SMA) have been posted to the Medi-Cal Dental website under the What’s New section. The draft CDT-20 MOC and SMA are effective for dates of services on or after July 1, 2021.
For dates of service before July 1, 2021 and on or after March 14, 2020 and May 16, 2020, please refer to the draft CDT-19 MOC and draft CDT-19 SMA. More information about the draft CDT-19 MOC and SMA can be found in Provider Bulletins Volume 36, Number 3 and Volume 36, Number 15.
Provider Handbook Section 5 will not be updated with the CDT-20 MOC or SMA changes until the MOC is approved through the regulatory process.