Pediatric Dental Surgery: billing for preoperative visits

Preoperative history and physicals for dental surgery are insured for children.

A physician performing a preoperative history and physical examination required before a child undergoes dental surgery under general anesthesia may bill Manitoba Health the fee tariff 8540. This applies to children under the age of 6 years or children ages 6-15 with a serious pre-existing medical condition. Physicians are reminded that when claiming for children ages 6-15, to include an explanatory diagnosis/remark.


Roger Jamieson
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Updated: December 2016