Greetings - I have 2 questions 1. I am trying to take the Module 1 practice exam but I am unable to log in with my ADCA username and password. do I need to set-up another one? 2. I have 2 dental billers in my office and I would like to register them as members so that they can take the certification exam,also. Is there a way that I can do this for them and pay the fee through our organization?
I work for a general dental office, but we have a traveling oral surgery dentist that works in our office every other week. I wanted to know if a patient came in with wisdom teeth issues and the general dentist took a panorex x-ray and did an exam would they code the visit as a D0160 – Detailed exam and D0330 – panoramic film. If so, what would the specialist code for the exam they have to perform.If the specialist does the exam and performs the procedure the same day, would they be able to charge an exam fee or consultation fee?
I noticed that you have suggested coding appliances (sleep apnea, etc.) using 21089 for the appliance and 99002 for the handling. Per the CPT- 21089 should only be used when the physician actually designs and prepares the prosthesis (no outside lab)while 99002 is used for the handling, fitting & adjustment of an appliance fabricated by an outside lab (submitted with lab fee box 20). These codes are mutually exclusive. Please explain. Thanks!
If a Dentist has an anesthesiologist come to his/her office to administer and monitor an IV sedation procedure, can the dentist submit an iV sedation claim using the deep sedation code even if the anesthesiologist was the one to perform the action while the Dentist did all of the dental work? And if not, is there a different code I could use?
I have a dental provider that I code for who will code 2 restorations on the same tooth, same day, different surfaces, sometimes with the same material & sometimes not. I have requested that if they are of the same material, that she use 1 code with a larger # of surfaces. Are there any situations where it would be correct to code 2 restorations of the same material on 1 tooth?