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Practice Problem #1
A patient comes in for an emergency appt with a severe toothache on tooth #30. You want to take a look at the tooth as well as see what’s going on with it internally through an xray. You order these two codes for an exam and radiograph. Which code is incorrectly ordered?
Practice Problem #2
A new patient comes into your practice and see them for a regular exam appt. They express that they have not gotten xrays in many years and that they are experiencing some tenderness around their third molars. However, everything appears within normal limits, and you do not need to do any treatment, so you schedule them for another recall appt in 6 months. The appointment in 6 months ends up being another regular recall. These are the codes you input for these two appointments. Which one should have been changed before billing out?
Practice Problem #3
One of your patients has a cracked tooth that cannot be restored with a composite. You decide that the patient must get a core build up and crown to save the tooth and avoid an extraction. The patient decides they want to keep the core build up and final impression in separate appts for financial reasons, so you must perform the crown in 3 different appts. You give this outline to your front desk so that they may schedule the patient. Your front desk points out a code that is incorrect. Which code is it?
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