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courtneydsnow Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 8:07:33 AM(UTC)
 
Hi Guest!

To determine the proper diagnosis code(s), it all depends on why the patient is receiving the services. Some common diagnosis codes used when bone grafts are being performed are:

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

However, if they are being performed due to a traumatic accident, a tumor removal, or a different reason - there are separate codes for that. If you'd like to provide additional details about the patient's condition/symptoms, I am happy to offer you some coding options.

Hope this helps!
Guest Posted: Monday, August 9, 2021 3:34:18 PM(UTC)
 
Hi There!
I need a little help with finding the the ICD-10 codes to bill a patients medical before sending it to Dental Ins. can you help me with

D7250-Surgical removal of residual tooth roots

D7953-Bonegrafts

The Medical Insurance Rep I spoke to told me that these codes should be fine for a medical claim but now I need the ICD-10 codes

courtneydsnow Posted: Monday, August 9, 2021 10:07:33 AM(UTC)
 
Hi Guest!

D7953
- bone replacement graft for ridge preservation - per site
Can be cross coded to:
21210 - Graft, bone; nasal, maxillary or malar areas (includes obtaining graft)
21215 - Graft, bone; mandible (includes obtaining graft)
**use modifier -52 for reduced services when bone is not obtained from patient


D7210 - Extraction, erupted tooth requiring removal of bone and/or sectioning of tooth, and including elevation of mucoperiosteal flap if indicated

The codes listed above do not have direct crosscodes we are aware of - so 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 you can use the CPT code below and include a narrative report describing the procedure:
41899 - Unlisted procedure, dentoalveolar structures


Hope this helps!
Guest Posted: Sunday, August 8, 2021 4:41:42 AM(UTC)
 
Hello. I need assistance finding the correct medical codes to use to submit claim to Medical because dental denied d/t it being a medical procedure. The codes I have from the dentist are D7210 and D7953
Please help
courtneydsnow Posted: Friday, July 2, 2021 9:30:25 AM(UTC)
 
Hi Guest!


D7210 - Extraction, erupted tooth requiring removal of bone and/or sectioning of tooth, and including elevation of mucoperiosteal flap if indicated

As for the CPT code for extractions, there is actually not direct crosscode we are aware of, so 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 you can use the CPT code below and include a narrative report describing the procedure:
41899 - Unlisted procedure, dentoalveolar structures


For the ICD (diagnosis) code(s) - this will depend on your condition - in other words, why where the services performed?
For example, a common diagnostic code used for extraction is:
K01.1 - Impacted teeth

However, if the extractions were done for another reason (i.e. an accidental injury, tumor removal, etc) - if you'd like to provide some additional details on the condition that led to the extraction I am happy to offer some coding options.


Hope this helps!
courtneydsnow Posted: Friday, July 2, 2021 9:25:37 AM(UTC)
 
Hi Guest!

There is actually not currently a specific CPT code for CBCT……the closest CPT code is: “70486 - Computed tomography, maxillofacial area; without contrast material”. Many offices have been using this for some time for CBCT, and some insurers require this code to be used for CBCT (i.e. United Healthcare states to use 70486 in their radiology medical policy). However, some medical insurers are auditing that code when used for CBCT because the description does not specify “cone beam”.

So, “76497 - Unlisted computed tomography procedure (eg, diagnostic, interventional)” is an option to use (keep in mind you'll need to provide a narrative description for unlisted codes) We also see practices billing out for "76102 - Radiologic examination, complex motion (ie, hypercycloidal) body section (eg, mastoid polytomography), other than with urography; bilateral"


Hope this helps!
Guest Posted: Thursday, July 1, 2021 11:17:12 AM(UTC)
 
I need diagnostic code for Three teeth pulled , procedure code D7210. Have to bill medical and dental office was no help
Guest Posted: Friday, June 25, 2021 4:09:38 PM(UTC)
 
What is the code for CT scan for dental implant?

Thank you so much
courtneydsnow Posted: Monday, June 21, 2021 3:19:43 PM(UTC)
 
Hi Guest!

D7451 - removal of benign odontogenic cyst or tumor - lesion diameter greater than 1.25 cm
can be crosscoded to:
21030 - Excision of benign tumor or cyst of maxilla or zygoma by enucleation and curettage
21040 - Excision of benign tumor or cyst of mandible, by enucleation and/or curettage
21046 - Excision of benign tumor or cyst of mandible; requiring intra-oral osteotomy (eg, locally aggressive or destructive lesion[s])
21047 - Excision of benign tumor or cyst of mandible; requiring extra-oral osteotomy and partial mandibulectomy (eg, locally aggressive or destructive lesion[s])
41825 - Excision of lesion or tumor, dentoalveolar structures; without repair
41826 - Excision of lesion or tumor, dentoalveolar structures; with simple repair
41827 - Excision of lesion or tumor, dentoalveolar structures; with complex repair


Hope this helps!
Guest Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:30:09 PM(UTC)
 
Does code D7451 have a medical code attached to it?