Patients who come in for ankle sprains, the splints are pre-fab or off the shelf. Doc or nurse applies. Do i use the L and Q codes? If it says the fitting and adjustment is included, does that mean i can not charge the application CPT code?
if the physician is using "off the shelf" supplies meaning an L or Q hcpcs code is attached then I would think you will not charge for a cpt splint procedure. the splint is included in the cpt procedure. since they used an "off the shelf" supply then it is not a cpt procedure anymore.