Most common D2446 code reviews : Typical crown benefits for the replacement of an existing crown range from five to seven years before a replacement crown payment will be permitted, Repair broken complete denture base or Accession of tissue, gross examination, preparation and transmission of written report.
Intraoral-complete series (including bitewings). Individually listed intraoral radiographs by the same dentist/dental office are considered a complete series, usually 14-22 images, intended to display the crowns and roots of all teeth, periapical areas and alveolar bone, if the fee for individual radiographs equals or exceeds the fee for a complete series on the same date of service, any fee in excess for the fee for a full mouth series of radiographs is Disallowed.
Separation of one or more connections between abutments and/or pontics when some portion of a fixed rosthesis is to remain intact D2446 and serviceable following sectioning and extraction or other treatment Includes all recontouring and olishing of retained portions.
A patient presents with a carious pulp exposure of tooth T There is no succedaneous tooth #29 present on a radiograph The roots of this tooth are of adequate length to allow normal function Endodontic treatment is requested on tooth T in order to maintain this tooth in the arch and facilitate the placement of a functional, final restoration. Root canal treatment is performed on the tooth, and the canals are filled with gutta-percha. A temporary restoration is placed, and the patient is referred back to the referring dentist for a final restoration.
Sealant repair - per tooth - This procedure is disallowed when performed by the same dentist/dental office based on the same time limitation that exists for replacement of a sealant. It is allowed at 50% of D2446 when performed by a different provider or if after the time limitation for the same dentist.