General dentist coded D0140 for tooth pain. Recommended RCT and got RCT at endodontist through referral. Endodontist coded D0140 again. Went back to general dentist for filling of crown. Got billed with D0140 again. Does this look correct to keep billing D0140 even though was evaluted for problem focused first time by general dentist?
The hygienist doesn't want to take all 7 images because patient doesn't have enough teeth to justify taking the full 7 VBWX. Is there a way to bill just four images?
Can you enter two separate restoration codes on the same day for the same tooth or is it correct to bill as a two surface restoration even though the restorations are not touching. For instance tooth #30 has occlusal but also separate buccal.
Today we began treatment on a patient to replace PFM crown with new one. After the old crown and decay was removed (75mins into the appointment) it became clear that the tooth was non restorable and was referred for extraction. What code can we bill for the time spent in the chair?
Should we bill 20240 superficial or 20245 deep for biopsy . I feel the codes our providers are selecting is incorrect they are picking 20245 (deep)
For example, there is the impression, the wax up, the try ins (and all of the times it takes to get this right with the lab). By the end of the process, being in network with their insurance causes us to lose out on money when we simply bill out the denture itself. Is there a way to bill out all of the different steps to insurance so that the costs are covered even though the negotiated rate with their insurance is so low?