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anesthesia clearance for dental problems

  1. Default anesthesia clearance for dental problems
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    Any advice on how to diagnose visits for anesthesia clearance for dental problems when the only underlying reason for clearance is age?
    Last edited by bugaboo; 01-16-2008 at 04:42 PM. Reason: spelling error

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    After much searching and plodding through Medicaids billing instructions I found the answer to my question and thought I would share it since no one else seemed to know.

    In the Physician Services section of the billing instructions, there is a section that states:

    One pre-operative E&M procedure by a physician for a dental client prior to performing dental surgery in an outpatient setting. You must bill using dental diagnosis codes 520.1–525.9 as the primary diagnosis when billing E&M codes for pre-op services for dental surgery, along with the appropriate pre op diagnosis codes V72.81–V72.84) as the secondary diagnosis.

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