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    Does anyone have any idea what ICD-9 code you would use for tooth trauma? Tooth isn't broken chipped or anthing else. Can't find a thing.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    thanks

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    I use 521.20 unless you need an injury code, for the trauma, then about the only thing I find is 873.63 - anyone have another idea?
    KAK6CPC

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    873.63 would be the dx used for trauma/injury. If you look in the Index to Disease under Injury then down to tooth NEC it leads you to the above dx code.

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    Hi,
    Diagnosis code for broken chipped Tooth trauma -873.63 ...

    Regards,
    Nalini CPC

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    Hi,

    For any Tooth Trauma, the appropriate ICD code would be 873.63.

    Thanks,

    Purnima S, CPC

    Quote Originally Posted by tflynn63 View Post
    Does anyone have any idea what ICD-9 code you would use for tooth trauma? Tooth isn't broken chipped or anthing else. Can't find a thing.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    thanks

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    Hey guys, just be careful...if you are a medical office don't use a dental code or they will deny it. For instance, I used dental abscess and got a denial, recoded with mouth ulcer and got payment. So you might use mouth pain plus the E-code for the accidental injury since the tooth was not chipped or loostened.

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