I had my teeth removed in another country but did not have time to stay to have the stitches removed. I was charged $250 to have the stitches removed from the inferior maxillary. The code used was D7912, which is for complicated stitches bigger than 5 cm. The dentist did not take more than five minutes to remove the stitches. I understand that the removal of the stitches is part of the follow-up visit, but in this case, it is not a follow-up visit and the clinic must be paid. Thus, what is the correct code? Is it still D9999?
I was charged code D4266 by my dentist and my insurance changed it to code D7956 and they covered it. I had to pay out my pocket for code D4266. Should I ask for a refund for the D4266 charge?
(D0272) and (D0330) are the bwx's included in a pano or are they to be separated?
Patient was administered anesthetic, gum tissue was opened, & a burr was used to grind off a piece of tori that was protruding from LR lingual area.
We are FQHC. One of our patient's needed clearance for an organ transplant. They originally saw a medical provider. That provider sent a request to our dentist asking for them to evaluate the patient to be cleared for the transplant. The patient made an appointment on following date of service. Our dentist evaluated and cleared patient. What is the best code for this? We are thinking D9310.
If a dentist sees a red or white lesion during a 150 exam and wants to re evaluate the pt in 2 weeks, is she/he allowed to use D0170 code? Will the insurance deny it?
Thank you so much!
Extraction of primary tooth #t was done and impression for space maintainer will be done at next visit.