Use appropriate procedure codes for fluoride varnish application

When billing for a fluoride varnish application procedure, be sure to use CPT® code 99188 and diagnosis code "Z41.9 – Encounter for other prophylactic fluoride administration." If you do not use the appropriate procedure and diagnosis code, your claim may be denied.

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Published on: February 26, 2021, 14:29 PM ET
Last updated on: February 26, 2021, 14:33 PM ET