AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 9 (September)

Application of Contact Cast in Wound Care Center (Q & A) (September 2011)

Septempber 2011 page 11 Frequently Asked Questions Application of Contact Cast in Wound Care Center Question: Our outpatient wound care centers are performing total contact casting. If the patient presents to the wound care center to have a contact cast replaced, what is the correct CPT code to report? Also, if the patient has a wound debridement reported with CPT code 11042, and a total contact cast is applied to the same extremity, is it appropriate to report both the debridement and the cast application? Answer: CPT code 29445, Application of rigid total contact leg cast, is the appropriate...

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