AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 3 (March)

Musculoskeletal, 21110, 21497 (Q&A) (March 1997)

March 1997 page 10c Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal, 21110, 21497 (Q&A) Question What is the difference between CPT codes 21110 and 21497? 21110Application of interdental fixation device for conditions other than fracture or dislocation, includes removal 21497Interdental wiring, for condition other than fracture AMA Comment CPT code 21110 represents a more complex service. The device described by this code is more permanent than wiring, and would have no removable parts. "Arch bars," an interdental fixation device that is bonded to the teeth to prevent teeth movement, is one example of a device illustrated by CPT code 21110. Code...

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