tci Part B Insider - 2006 Issue 5

ORTHOPEDICS: Combine Orthotic Training Code With Strength Training To Boost Your Pay

You can bill for training on the same day as an orthotic/prosthetic checkoutIf your physician or other provider is helping patients cope with orthotic or prosthetic devices, you'll have three new codes to cope with. CPT 2006 introduced orthotic management and training code 97760, prosthetic training and management code 97761, and orthotic/prosthetic checkout code 97762. These codes replace similar codes that were scattered in the CPT book last year, says Mary Lou Martin, a consultant with Skoda Minotti & Co. in Mayfield Village, OH.Typically, you use 97760 for training a patient on using an orthosis, including advising the...

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