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    One of our Peds doctors had to extract a tooth from a newborn. We're not sure what procedure code to use. Any help would be appreciated.

    Elaine Barnett, CPC

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    One of our Peds doctors had to extract a tooth from a newborn. We're not sure what procedure code to use. Any help would be appreciated.

    Elaine Barnett, CPC
    Hi Elaine. It's probably best to use code 41899 - Unlisted procedure, dentoalveolar structures, and ICD-9 520.6 (Disturbances in tooth eruption). It's also best to send procedural documentation with the claim.

    Hope this helps.

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