I work in a multi provider office. If one of our dentists refers to another dentist inside our organization for treatment such as a crown or Root canal treatment and a consultation is necessary to determine if the dentist can perform the treatment, what code do I use? This would mean that the dentist that is possible agreeing to perform the treatment wishes to clinically exam the area before scheduling the treatment. Does a code exist for this type of exam?
The appropriate code for a consultation performed by two seperate providers of the same office would be D0160.
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