Are there any dental insurance companies that cover the D1330 Oral Hygiene Instructions? Am I obligated to submit this charge to the patient’s insurance when they are not paying for this service?

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Are there any dental insurance companies that cover the D1330 Oral Hygiene Instructions? Am I obligated to submit this charge to the patient’s insurance when they are not paying for this service?

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Asked on October 25, 2011
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Some carriers cover this charge for patients with gross periodontal disease, you must have a "medical necessity" to charge for the OHI in order for it to be paid. Some examples would be gross periodontal disease, moderate to severe gingivitis, and gross dental caries.

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