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The California Modification of the Handicapping Labiolingual Deviation [HLD(CalMod)] Index

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The evaluation and management of severe malocclussion is difficult and expensive. Patients must demonstrate medical necessity for programs such as Medicaid or Champus to provide reimbursement. The Handicapping Labiolingual Deviation (HLD) Index was developed as means to identify patients with handicapping malocclusion. This was modified by a lawsuit in California as the HLD (CalMod) Index.

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