If a Dentist has an anesthesiologist come to his/her office to administer and monitor an IV sedation procedure, can the dentist submit an iV sedation claim using the deep sedation code even if the anesthesiologist was the one to perform the action while the Dentist did all of the dental work? And if not, is there a different code I could use?
No, only the treating doctor may bill for his or her services. There is no special code for the dentist, he/she may only collect on the work performed and the anesthesiologist may collect on the work he/she performed.
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