Most common D8861 code reviews : , Posterior-anterior or lateral skull and facial bone survey radiographic image or Accession of tissue, gross examination, preparation and transmission of written report.
Intraoral-complete series (including bitewings). Individually listed intraoral radiographs by the same dentist/dental office are considered a complete series, usually 14-22 images, intended to display the crowns and roots of all teeth, periapical areas and alveolar bone, if the fee for individual radiographs equals or exceeds the fee for a complete series on the same date of service, any fee in excess for the fee for a full mouth series of radiographs is Disallowed.
Separation of one or more connections between abutments and/or pontics when some portion of a fixed rosthesis is to remain intact D8861 and serviceable following sectioning and extraction or other treatment Includes all recontouring and olishing of retained portions.
A patient presents to your office with a buccal space abscess in the upper left quadrant eliminating the nasolabial fold The tooth has no history of previous trauma Clinical evaluation reveals a large resin with recurrent caries Endodontic testing is performed and tooth #10 is necrotic and severely responsive to percussion A periapical radiograph is taken and a 4mm x 5mm periapical lesion of endodontic origin is visualized. Palpation reveals a fluctuant buccal swelling centered apically to tooth #10. Incision and drainage performed with a drain sutured into place Endodontic treatment or retreatment can be initiated and calcium hydroxide placed Any additional treatments should be coded appropriately.
Sealant repair - per tooth - This procedure is disallowed when performed by the same dentist/dental office based on the same time limitation that exists for replacement of a sealant. It is allowed at 50% of D8861 when performed by a different provider or if after the time limitation for the same dentist.