We are a multi-provider office and there are occasions that one of our dentists refers to another dentist within our practice. Many times an inter-office referral is able to be determined by looking at the X-Ray and the patient’s dental record and then the patient is scheduled accordingly. Sometimes however, the dentist that will be taking on the proposed treatment will need to see the patient to clinically evaluate the area before the treatment is scheduled. What code could the dentist use to evaluate proposed treatment to determine if they are able to perform the treatment in question?
The most appropriate code for the second provider would be D0160
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3120 W Carefree Hwy. Suite 1
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