Time Barring on Exam and Perio Items

Requested as a FR by AV: 10(a) Scaling, polishing and simple periodontal treatment, including oral hygiene instruction, normally only payable where at least 5 complete calendar months have elapsed since the last such treatment 1. only 1 fee under any 1 of the items 10(a), 10(b) or 10(c) shall be payable during the same course of treatment; 2. a fee under items 10(a) or 10(b) shall only be payable either in connection with treatment under items 1(a), 1(b) or 1(c) (examination) or where a fee under items 1(a), 1(b) or 1(c) is payable or has been paid to the same dentist during the previous 11 complete calendar months; 3. no fee under items 10(b) or 10(c) shall be payable if a fee has been paid, or is payable, to the same dentist for treatment provided under items 10(b) or 10(c) during the previous 11 complete calendar months; 4. a fee under item 10(c) shall only be payable where the same dentist has been paid, or is entitled to be paid, a fee for treatment provided under item 1(c) (full case assessment) for that patient in the previous 23 complete calendar months; 5. a fee under item 10(c) shall only be payable where appropriate radiographs are available.


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