05 Feb Coding Tip: D4355
Coding Tip: D4355 Full mouth debridement to enable a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis on a subsequent visit, was revised in 2018 to clarify that full mouth debridement is performed to enable a comprehensive oral evaluation on a separate visit on another date. Meaning you cannot bill the D4355 at the same appointment as the D0150 or the D0180. Appoint the patient 10-14 days after the D4355. The patient has gross plaque and heavy calculous that must be removed to be able to see the teeth for the evaluation.
Dental Billing Tips and News for Pros; Edition #132