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#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:49:39 PM(UTC)
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trying to help a patient with a medical claim which we do not bill through our dental office
what code would we use for D7953 and we also need a Diagnosis code if anyone could help us that would be great
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:41:30 AM(UTC)
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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

As for the diagnosis code, 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 there was an accident, a tumor removal, etc - there are separate codes for that.

Hope this helps!
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