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#1 Posted : Thursday, February 4, 2021 4:42:22 PM(UTC)
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Hello,

I had a tooth crack to the root years after getting a root canal. Endonotist siggested a dental implant. I had the tooth pulled & a bone graft done, and now my dental insurance is requiring me to file a claim with my medical insurance for the bone graft.

Could you share what the diagnosis code would be in this situation?

Thanks in advance.
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#2 Posted : Friday, February 5, 2021 9:47:20 AM(UTC)
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Hi Guest!

Great question. The ICD-10 diagnosis code(s) should be selected based on the patient's condition/symptoms, so you should verify this with your healthcare provider. However, it is common for atrophy diagnosis codes to be used for bone grafts:

K08.21 - Minimal atrophy of the mandible
K08.22 - Moderate atrophy of the mandible
K08.23 - Severe atrophy of the mandible
K08.24 - Minimal atrophy of maxilla
K08.25 - Moderate atrophy of the maxilla
K08.26 - Severe atrophy of the maxilla

K06.3 - Horizontal alveolar bone loss

Hope this helps!
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