Coding for a Collagen plug?

How, if at all, do you code for a Collagen Plug used at time of socket preservation?

Are you taking the Guided Tissue Regeneration w/ Resorbable Membrane code (4266), or only coding for socket preservation?

3 thoughts on: Coding for a Collagen plug?

  1. Dr D says:

    I don’t think a collagen plug truly represents what code 4266 was created for.
    When I use collagen plug, I don’t even charge for it…Sometimes practicing Perio, includes some loses.

    • K. E. Wirth, DDS says:

      Unlike in Medicine, most procedures in dentistry seem to be ‘free’. When the American Laser was introduced, most made a nominal charge or used it for free as a marketing tool. At the same time the hospital where i worked charged $625. just to set up their CO2 laser for use in the OR. Even Surgicel is $70. per strip for cost but many ‘plans’ say it is included int he fee for surgical extraction. So, my input is: Don’t contribute to your own losses.

Leave a Comment:

Comment Guidelines: By posting comments you agree to accept our Terms of Use, Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. For more details, read our comment guidelines. Though we require an email to comment, we will NEVER publish your email.
Required fields are marked *

Posted in Clinical Questions, Regenerative.
Bookmark Coding for a Collagen plug?