AMA CPT® Assistant - 2012 Issue 3 (March)

Surgery: Musculoskeletal System (Q&A) (March 2012)

March 2012 page 9 Surgery: Musculoskeletal System Question: May applying Kinesio® tape to the shoulder be reported with the strapping codes? Answer: Because Kinesio® tape is a supply, its application is included in the time spent in direct contact with a patient to provide either re-education of a muscle and movement or to stabilize one body area to enable improved strength or range of motion. The application of tape is usually performed in conjunction with educating the patient on various functional movement patterns. The tape is applied based on the patient's specific patterns of weakness or strength. The tape...

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