AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 6 (June)

Medicine: Special Services, Procedures, and Reports (Q&A) (June 2010)

June 2010 page 8a Medicine: Special Services, Procedures, and Reports (Q&A) Question: What is the correct CPT code to report for the application of an air splint? Answer: The application of an air splint is not a separately reportable service. The work of performing a strapping technique is very different than applying an off-the-shelf item such as a knee (29540) or shoulder (29240) immobilizer or air splint. The supply of the air splint may be reported with CPT code 99070, Supplies and materials (except spectacles), provided by the physician over and above those usually included with the office...

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