Question

Can D0180 be billed the same day as other periodontal services, and how often will it be covered?

D0180 can certainly be billed the same day as scaling and root planing (D4341 or D4342), periodontal maintenance (D4910), osseous surgery, etc.-(provided the DDS performs the D0180 and a complete periodontal charting and probing is performed). Most dental plans will map it to the same frequency they allow for D0150, which in some cases is only once per provider. Subsequent claims for D0180 will likely yield an alternate payment for a periodic oral evaluation because carriers often consider D0120 to be an update to anything evaluated previously.

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