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    When billing for preoperative exams, we are using the surgery code with the modifier 56. How would I bill when we do a preoperative exam for dental work?

    Thanks for any help.

    Denise Smith CPC, CEMC

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    Apr 2007
    Lubbock, TX


    I'd go with an E/M code, as long as your provider isn't the one doing the procedure. I could be wrong, though.

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