What is a PA X-ray?
A periapical (PA)X-ray refers to a single X-ray that is taken to show a specific area of concern. If you have a tooth ache, your dentist is likely to recommend a PA film to see that whole tooth including the root.
Why are periapical X-rays taken?
Periapical X-rays are used to detect any abnormalities of the root structure and surrounding bone structure. Occlusal X-rays are larger and show full tooth development and placement. Each X-ray reveals the entire arch of teeth in either the upper or lower jaw.
What does a panorex show?
A panorex is an x–ray that provides a full view of the upper and lower jaws, teeth, temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and sinuses.
How harmful are dental xrays?
Dental x-rays are considered extremely safe. The main concern behind the safety of dental x-rays is the exposure to radiation. We are happy to let you that when performed properly, these procedures give off very light levels of radiation.
What does periapical mean?
adjective. encompassing or surrounding the tip of the root of a tooth.
Can a pa order X-rays?
If the PA is seeing the patient, they are technically ordering unless ordered by the physician in their dictation prior to. 2) PA’s under Medicare, MPB Ch. 80, are not eligible to ‘supervise’ x-rays done by an x-ray tech.
Is medmedicare denying xrays for PA’s?
MEDICARE IS DENYING XRAYS FOR OUR PA’S AND NP’S!!! THIS IS A HUGE HIT FOR OUR ORTHO OFFICE!! THEY ARE STATING THIS IS A REACTIVATION OF AN OLD EDIT.
Why can’t we Bill the X-ray under the physician’s name?
If there is no documentation of physician involvement in the treatment that day then we can’t bill the x-ray under the physician.
Can a PA bill for an X-ray Tech under Medicare?
2) PA’s under Medicare, MPB Ch. 80, are not eligible to ‘supervise’ x-rays done by an x-ray tech. If there is no documentation of physician involvement in the treatment that day then we can’t bill the x-ray under the physician.