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HCPCS d7210 and d7140

SuperCoder Posted Mon 30th of November, 2009 09:44:12 AM

Can a dr bill for d7210 and d7140 on the same tooth.

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SuperCoder Answered Mon 30th of November, 2009 09:56:49 AM

Both of the HCPCS codes D7140 and D7210 are categorized under the section "Surgical extractions (includes local anesthesia and routine postoperative care" and both describes procedure about extracting erupted tooth. D7210 is a more extensive surgical procedure than D7140. When an extraction procedure is performed on a single erupted tooth, any one of these HCPCS codes should be picked up based on the actual surgical process and that one code should suffice to bill for the procedure. Therefore both of the codes (D7140 & D7210) are not required to describe an extraction performed on the "same tooth".

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