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?
While at my dentist”s office for a temporary filing for a tooth that had chipped, the dentist mentioned that the oral surgeon from his office wasn’t busy and he stepped in to chat for a minute.
Codes D0220 and D0140 were billed to my insurance company on that date of service.
I was also charged $87 for a consultation that was not billed to insurance. I asked why it wasn’t billed and was told that it wasn’t covered. I asked what procedure code and was given D9810.
What this proper?
If we pull tooth k and place a space maintainer on tooth L to hold space till tooth 20 comes in what tooth do we bill out for code D1510?
Pt never developed #7. When she was a teenager a maryland bridge was make the pontic is an old metal that is attached to a porc maryland retainer. pt fractured only #7 and to be conservative, we only replaced #7. A crown was fabricated to attach to a metal wing pontic. Insurance denies every code in send including D6999 and will not help at all with a correct code. Please advise on this and if you need more explanation, please contact.
Could reporting two restorations for the same tooth on different surfaces be considered unbundling? Anesthetic, rubber dams, review of radiographs, may be part of the “first” restoration