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Medical Claim Submission – Dental ED Visits – ICD-10 codes used

Ask the Expert ForumCategory: Insurance CodingMedical Claim Submission – Dental ED Visits – ICD-10 codes used
Marianne asked 2 weeks ago
Scenario: Patient has extreme tooth pain, it is a weekend with no access to a dental provider, or patient is in rural area and it is easier to get to the local Hospital ED. Doctor does a work up and cannot identify source of pain (non-dentist) so prescribes a pain reliever medication and advises to make an appointment with dentist. This needs to be submitted as an ER visit.  Is there an appropriate or commonly used ICD-10 code fo be used on the medical claim submission, to specify Dental care?  

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