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#1 Posted : Tuesday, October 10, 2017 4:23:21 PM(UTC)
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I am looking for a medical code that would fit this procedures. We use an intra oral scanner to create virtual models that can be immediately sent to invisilign for the fabrication of trays.

is there a medical code for intra oral scanning? oral 3-d scan. someone mentioned an optical scan?

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Michelle
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:13:03 AM(UTC)
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Hi Michelle!

We are not aware of a CPT code available for intraoral scanning. However, it is unlikely a medical insurer would cover an intraoral scan for invisalign treatment as that would be considered cosmetic in nature, and not medically necessary.
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:34:49 PM(UTC)
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What dental code would you use to bill an intra oral scan taken to fabricate a custom abutment and temp crown?
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#4 Posted : Friday, September 13, 2019 7:12:23 AM(UTC)
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Hi Kelly!

We are not aware of a CPT code available for intraoral scanning. Many times the impressions (whether digital or physical) will be considered included in the reimbursement for the primary service as well. If not considered included in the primary service, you could use a miscellaneous code and include a narrative report describing the procedure since there is not a specific one, such as:
41899 - Unlisted procedure, dentoalveolar structures

Hope this helps!
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Hi- is there a CPT code to bill a digital scan of impressions when billing out a medical DME? For example- E0486 mandibular advancement device to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:51:02 AM(UTC)
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Hi Guest!

No, not that we are aware of. The impressions and bite registration needed to fabricate a custom made oral appliance for OSA (HCPCS code E0486) are typically considered included the reimbursement for E0486, so would not be billed separately.

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Dentist billed code D0470 for diagnostic casts but no impressions were taken. They took an intraoral scan without asking and without prefacing that it would be an additional cost. I just figure it was included in the price of the initial exam. Nope. I did not ask for this service and was only in for a cleaning and exam. My insurance doesn’t cover that code. Will I have to pay the dentist that money even though they did not disclose that it wasn’t part of the services that we went over prior to the appointment?
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Hi Guest!

If you received services from a provider that you did not consent to, I would suggest contacting the provider to inquire about it, it certainly could have been billed by mistake and can be corrected.
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