Biopsy of Oral Tissue
Policy No: 47
Originally Created: 03/01/1997
Section: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Last Reviewed: 01/01/2019
Last Revised: 01/01/2018
Biopsy of oral tissue-hard (bone, tooth) (D7285)
- For removal of specimen only. This code involves biopsy of osseous lesions and is not used for apicoectomy/periradicular curettage.
For oral pathology procedures see D0472, D0473, D0474 and D0475.
Biopsy of oral tissue- soft (all others) (D7286)
- For surgical removal of specimen only. This code is not used at the same time as codes for apicoectomy/periradicular curettage.
For oral pathology procedures, see D0472, D0473, D0474 or D0502.
Procedure is in accordance with generally accepted standards of dental practice.
Process to contract benefits.
Biopsies non-contiguous to a tooth or its supporting structures are considered medical.
CDT - see above