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    Default Splint plus HCPCS?

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    I am confusing myself - can someone set me straight?

    If you have an ankle fracture and the MD puts on an ankle brace - HCPCS
    L4350 can you charge a CPT 29515 - Application of short leg splint with it?

    Or a Q4046/Q4048 with a CPT 29515? I an new and confused . . .

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    I'm pretty sure you can't charge for application of a DME which an L code indicates.

    But the Q codes are casting supplies which can be reported with the corresponding CPT code.

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    Thanks! That is what I thought, but you know sometimes how you second guess yourself! Thanks for the clarification!

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    If you are charging out a fracture code for the same DOS, you can not capture the application.

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