How many extractions are considered a major surgery? Does 41899 (used for extractions) have a global period?

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How many extractions are considered a major surgery? Does 41899 (used for extractions) have a global period?

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Asked on February 27, 2013
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Most carriers would consider 7 or more contiguous teeth to be considered major surgery...yes you would use 41899 as the correct CPT code. This procedure usually has a global period of 30 days however, some carriers state the global period is 14 days. You will need to check your carriers utilization review to find out specific carrier guidelines.

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