Updates from AHCCCS outline codes that can be used together with the teledentistry modality codes D9995 and D9996.
The following codes are covered with the use of D9995-D9996AHCCCS
a. D0140 limited oral evaluation – problem focused;
b. D0170 Re-evaluation-limited, problem focused (established patient; not postoperative visit)
c. D0220 Intraoral – periapical first radiographic image
d. D0230 Intraoral – periapical each additional radiographic image
e. D0240 Intraoral – occlusal radiographic image
f. D0270 Bitewing – single radiographic image
g. D0272 Bitewings – two radiographic images
h. D0273 Bitewings – three radiographic images
i. D0274 Bitewings – four radiographic images
j. D0277 Vertical bitewings – 7 to 8 radiographic images.
k. D0330 Panoramic radiographic image(Applies to members under 6) The following codes will NOT be allowed for Teledentistry D9995 and D9996.
a. D0120 Periodic oral evaluation – established patient.
b. D0150 Comprehensive oral evaluation – new or established patient
See the ADA’s useful guidance on coding for teledentistry which includes a matrix of which insurance companies are covering which codes in a teledentistry encounter.
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