Hello this is a Medicaid dental billing question NY State.Taking a new patient in to the dental office and seeing the new patient for the first visit and the hygienist doing D1110 or D1120 and any necessary x-rays depending on age and then having the patient come back for the next appointment to sit down with the dentist for the complete intial examination code here age dependant and treatment plan. Is this acceptable dental Medicaid billing practice or should this all be done at one appointment is there a right or wrong here?

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  • Hello this is a Medicaid dental billing question NY State.Taking a new patient in to the dental office and seeing the new patient for the first visit and the hygienist doing D1110 or D1120 and any necessary x-rays depending on age and then having the patient come back for the next appointment to sit down with the dentist for the complete intial examination code here age dependant and treatment plan. Is this acceptable dental Medicaid billing practice or should this all be done at one appointment is there a right or wrong here?

Hello this is a Medicaid dental billing question NY State.Taking a new patient in to the dental office and seeing the new patient for the first visit and the hygienist doing D1110 or D1120 and any necessary x-rays depending on age and then having the patient come back for the next appointment to sit down with the dentist for the complete intial examination code here age dependant and treatment plan. Is this acceptable dental Medicaid billing practice or should this all be done at one appointment is there a right or wrong here?

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According to NY State Medicaid Dental Procedures and Code Guidelines, it does not state that an exam and cleaning must be preformed on the same visit. However, in most instances it is preferable to have the cleaning, exam and x-ray performed at the same time.

There is no right or wrong on this particular issue.

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