kernodle Posted Mon 15th of July, 2013 14:41:46 PM
A patient came in wearing Spenco molded shoe inserts that the Podiatrist provided 14 years ago. The basic mold was intact and working well for the patient. However the Spenco foam and cover had worn through. Rather than make the patient wait about 2 weeks while the inserts were sent in for repair, our Podiatrist has the supplies and skills to recover these inserts himself. How does he bill for this? If it were a brand new pair we would report 'L3001'.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 16th of July, 2013 19:36:15 PM
If it was a new and complete Spenco shoe insert, then physician should bill L3001 for each foot. There is no provision of billing for old or incomplete devices.Since physician has spent time on this patient, he can bill E/M code.