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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?

thanks for your help

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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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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