After a pt has been seen in an OR out-pt setting under general anesthesia for dental treatment, and is then seen back in the private practice two weeks later for a post-operative exam; What is the best CDT code to use? Thank you.
Usually the post operative treatment will be considered inclusive in the primary procedure and therefore not billable. However, if the carrier allows a fee for the post-operative visit you may use D0140 limited oral evaluation.
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