Editing procedure codes

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    Deanna King

    I need to be able to edit a procedure code treatment area without deleting it from all the patients records or creating an alias.  For example, alveoloplasty should be assigned the treatment area of quadrant not mouth.  Based on the way this is in the system I am unable to post multiple quads at one time - and there is no designation for the quad on the claim.  Which will delay the adjudication and payment.  Thanks for considering.

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    Bobby Hansen

    You can select multiple quads at a time to post. Select the appropriate quads before you add a procedure. 

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    Michael Walter

    One thing you can do, Deanna, is to create an alias code.

    https://gryphondds.zendesk.com/entries/42748377-Creating-alias-procedure-codes

    With the alias code, you can put the ADA code and then a period, followed by Q (for Quadrant).

    What will print on the claims is just the ADA code and it will prompt for a quadrant when you use the Q alias.

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    GW - Technical Writer

    Michael, if alveoloplasty is supposed to be for a quadrant, why do we have it as a mouth procedure in Ascend? Or is it that it can be either quadrant or mouth? (if it is the later, I guess the only thing we can do is to have an alias code.)

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    GW - Technical Writer

    To make sure we're all on the same page, here's what I found out:

    • Without using an alias code, even if you select multiple quads and then post the alveoloplasty, the procedure is posted only once and without a quadrant designation (since the tx area is mouth).

    • With an alias code set up for alveoloplasty using a quad tx area, you can select the quads and post the procedure to have the tx area on the claim show as quad.

    • You cannot change the default tx area of procedure codes if the procedure is posted to any patients' records, and for any patient's who already have an alveoloplasty (with the mouth tx area) posted, the system will not allow you to change it to a quad. So for now, you have to delete the procedure from all patients and re-post it either with an alias code (with the correct quads selected) or with the standard ADA code (after changing the default tx area).

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    Michael Walter

    I'm not an expert with all of the CDT codes, especially with oral surgery. I saw that it is that way by default and have asked for review on those codes by our CDT code specialist. I am thinking 2 of the codes should be quadrant (4-8) while 2 more of them should be tooth range (1-3). When we get a response on how things should be we can work on getting that fixed. What I outlined to Deanna is something so the office can work without waiting on us.

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    GW - Technical Writer

    Thanks for the prompt reply Michael.

    Also, I added clarification to this article regarding the treatment area option when editing a procedure code: this option is not available ... if the procedure code is posted to at least one patient's record.

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    Han

    I think there should be a sort button in the header so it will be easier when we try to edit or locate code in the same category.

    For example all of the in-house code in Dentrix were brought over to Ascend become products and some of others ADA code also have that problem. I have to go in every single one of them trying to fix but it'll be easier if we can sort them by category. Also when I'm done editing one code, the table come back to original view and I'll have to go down the list trying to figure out where I left of. I know that we can search for specific code in the search area but again, after I'm done with one code, everything went back to the original view.

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    Han

    I think all of the new 2014 code have products category in ascent.

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    GW - Technical Writer

    Added sort option as "feature request." Click here to see.

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