Question: If a patient is seen for site specific pain, a pax is taken, the DDS numbs the site and has the hygienist debride and place a site of Arrestin, can the hygienist bill out the D9110 under his/her initials? The DDS typically does not bill for LA when a patient comes in for D0140/D0220 for either a cracked tooth or a hot tooth needing RCT and are in extreme pain. Today was a first and I’m a little confused over who should or can get “credit” for the code. So is the hygienist who was directly involved. I don’t believe the palliative tx code specifically applies to the DDS when tracking production but thought I would ask you for input.
We have been taught that once someone is perio maintenance they are always perio maintenance and can’t switch from perio maintenance to prophy. However….
Question: When a RDH takes BWX or other radiographs while the dentist is out of the office (on vacation or such) that it should not be billed out until the day that dentist returns to the office and reviews them.
Question: Can you bill the D4346 code, then bill D4341 at an appointment a few weeks later? We have a patient with that scenario. How would you advise us to proceed? Thank you in advance.
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