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#1 Posted : Friday, May 6, 2022 3:58:48 PM(UTC)
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HI,
I am needing codes for a patient that needed emergency heart surgery but had to have all of his teeth removed first to prevent a bacterial infection. The teeth were already extracted with the oral surgeon, but the following are to restore the teeth (Prosthetic implants)...

Codes are:
D6010 x 8 teeth
D6056 x 8 teeth
D6068 x 8
D6245 x 16
D9223 Anesthesia
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#2 Posted : Monday, May 9, 2022 4:56:34 PM(UTC)
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Hi Guest!

D6010 - surgical placement of implant body: endosteal implant
can be cross coded to:
21248 - Reconstruction of mandible or maxilla, endosteal implant (eg, blade, cylinder); partial (3 or less)
21249 - Reconstruction of mandible or maxilla, endosteal implant (eg, blade, cylinder); complete (4 or more)


D9222 – deep sedation/general anesthesia – first 15 minutes
and
D9223 – deep sedation/general anesthesia – each additional 15 minutes

can be crosscoded to:
00170 - Anesthesia for intraoral procedures, including biopsy; not otherwise specified


D6056 - prefabricated abutment - includes modification and placement
D6068 - abutment supported retainer for porcelain/ceramic FPD
D6245 - pontic - porcelain/ceramic

There are not direct crosscodes for extractions, crowns and abutments, 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!
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, May 18, 2022 8:22:11 AM(UTC)
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Perfect! Thank you!
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