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Billing for vasopneumatic devices 97016

Yelena Posted Mon 18th of April, 2011 01:59:42 AM

I'm trying to find out if there are specific devices, like thermal that can be used and if it's relevant as far as reimbursement.
Thanks for your input.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 18th of April, 2011 16:22:39 PM

Code 97016, Application of a modality to one or more areas; vasopneumatic devices, captures devices that provide and external pumping force to the soft tissues of the lower or upper extremities. A sleeve containing separate chambers is applied to the extremity and can be progressively inflated, thereby providing a pumping action required to facilitate removal of edema. The Jobst pump is one example of a vasopneumatic device.

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