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ICD-9 codes for Dental visits

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    We are required to use both a CPT Code (i.e. D0150)
    as well as an ICD-9 Diagnosis code for billing. I am looking for
    appropriate use of the ICD-9 code.

    For example, for the initial new patient visit, one might use the
    diagnosis code 525.9. If during the visit, the child is found to
    have a cavity, is it then appropriate to use "521.00" as the primary
    diagnosis code?

    We understand how to use the dental procedure codes and are seeking
    guidance on use of the ICD-9 Diagnosis codes.

    Thank you for any help you can provide!!!


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    If during the exam it is found that the patient has a cavitiy then the 521.00 as a primary dx would be appropriate, if that is the main problem or primary problem. Are you billing for a dental office? If an exam is done and there are no problems noted w/the teeth then the code V72.2 can be used as a dental examination.

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