Is it common practice to code D0120 with a restorative code as well? If so, must it be specifically stated in the clinical note that an exam was done? Can D0140 be used with restorative, extraction and palliative codes?

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Is it common practice to code D0120 with a restorative code as well? If so, must it be specifically stated in the clinical note that an exam was done? Can D0140 be used with restorative, extraction and palliative codes?

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Asked on June 16, 2016
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It is not common practice to code D0120 with treatment, this is used for 6 month check-up. You are to use D0140 or D0170 for exams with treatment as long as the documentation supports an exam at the same time.

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