Now that ICD10 has been implemented. I have a question about who is allowed to assign diagnosis codes, specifically hygienists are they allowed to assign diagnosis codes?

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Now that ICD10 has been implemented. I have a question about who is allowed to assign diagnosis codes, specifically hygienists are they allowed to assign diagnosis codes?

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Asked on December 22, 2015
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The ruling from CMS is any provider whose scope of practice permits may assign a diagnosis code, (DDS, DMD, MD, Resident) it does not specifically state as to Hygiene. The common consensus is a hygienist may assign a diagnosis code however, it must be approved/reviewed by the attending/supervising provider.

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