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?
Can I bill D2930 and D1510 separately?
(D0272) and (D0330) are the bwx's included in a pano or are they to be separated?
We use digital scan rather than conventional PVS and I'd like to know if I can now charge for 3-D dental surface scan -direct when scanning for a porcelain/ceramic crown fabrication? I will be posting D2740 on delivery date of crown.
General dentist coded D0140 for tooth pain. Recommended RCT and got RCT at endodontist through referral. Endodontist coded D0140 again. Went back to general dentist for filling of crown. Got billed with D0140 again. Does this look correct to keep billing D0140 even though was evaluted for problem focused first time by general dentist?
Needing some clarification on code 7950. A tooth was previously extracted and we are now going in to graft the site for future implant. Is 7950 the correct code? 7953 won't work bc the tooth was previously extracted and 6104 won't either bc we are not placing implant yet. Thank you!
Provider extracted tooth and made an essix retainer with a fake tooth to cover gap
There are no restriction to bill these two codes together for the same DOS. However, you want to make sure you are include supporting documentation as to why you performed both procedures on the same day and the time involved. Make sure to include chart notes that document BOTH planning and scaling were performed, not just scaling. Indicate the patient has active perio disease and is in active perio treatment, include their perio condition Class I,II,III. Provide 1-3 teeth numbers for each quadrant planned and scaled, Document the remaining quadrants were not planned or scaled, that plaque, calculus and stains were removed for the remaining quads. Include perio chart, and FMX along with current BWXs if possible.
If you do a DO filling and a B filling on the same tooth and the DO does not touch the B can you bill for 2 seperate fillings the same day?
Today we began treatment on a patient to replace PFM crown with new one. After the old crown and decay was removed (75mins into the appointment) it became clear that the tooth was non restorable and was referred for extraction. What code can we bill for the time spent in the chair?