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Acupuncture

Shelly Posted Tue 26th of June, 2018 11:58:17 AM
Can we bill for tape such as Rock Tape when treating a patient
SuperCoder Answered Wed 27th of June, 2018 02:37:55 AM

Hi Shelly,

According to the AMA, "[Elastic therapeutic] 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. After all, strapping could not be performed without the supply tape itself and facility should consider incorporating the supply costs into the charge for the modality using the supply.

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