I work in a multi provider practice. If a patient is seen by one dentist in our office and a treatment plan is developed, then seen in our practice by a different dentist for a second opinion on this treatment plan, what code is used for the second appointment?

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I work in a multi provider practice. If a patient is seen by one dentist in our office and a treatment plan is developed, then seen in our practice by a different dentist for a second opinion on this treatment plan, what code is used for the second appointment?

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Asked on May 6, 2014
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This depends on the documentation either D0140 or D0160 would be appropriate depending on the type of examination given and the "medical decision making".

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