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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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Discover If Aircasts Differ From Splints

Question: Does an aircast qualify as a splint? Kentucky Subscriber Answer: No. Placing a patient in an aircast and teaching him how to use it does not constitute a strapping procedure. A strapping procedure is not the same as a splint; these are two different terms. You should bill using the E/M code for the patient’s visit that day (99201-99215 for outpatient [...]