Nierman Practice Management Logo
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Connect with us on Linked In
View demos and More on You Tube
DentalWriter Software Logo 1-800-879-6468
Login   Register Here



New Topic Post Reply
#1 Posted : Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:36:13 PM(UTC)

Rank: Guest

Joined: 9/8/2012(UTC)
Posts: 1,176

Was thanked: 16 time(s) in 15 post(s)
Hi, Is there a cross code for cavitation bottom right of extracted wisdom tooth?

What would be the icd-10 for infection and pain in the cavitation?
#2 Posted : Friday, July 10, 2020 9:52:04 AM(UTC)

Rank: Administration

Joined: 11/21/2012(UTC)
Posts: 1,525

Thanks: 39 times
Was thanked: 48 time(s) in 48 post(s)
Hi Guest!

Here are some diagnosis coding options:
K12.2 - Cellulitis and abscess of mouth
R52 - Pain, unspecified

There is not a crosscode we are aware of for the procedure, so typically you can either bill the "D" code on the medical claim (many insurers these days will process "D" codes when they are medically necessary services), or use the CPT code 41899 (Unlisted procedure, dentoalveolar structures) with a narrative description.

Hope this helps!
Quick Reply Show Quick Reply
New Topic Post Reply
Forum Jump  
You can post new topics in this forum.
You can reply to topics in this forum.
You can delete your posts in this forum.
You can edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You can vote in polls in this forum.