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    Question ?Serial casting- charge EM visit?

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    When doing a serial cast for club feet or charcot joint, for example. I do not charge EM visit. I only charge application cast and supply code.
    My doctor is asking for documentation of this. Does anyone know where I might find documentation supporting this?
    Thank you so much in advace.
    Have a great day. Lynn

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    Apr 2007


    The subsection just before the casting codes in the CPT code book state "additional e & m services are reportable ONLY if significant identifiable further services are provided at the time of the cast application or strapping".

    I would throw the book at em'!! (well not really..but you know what I mean)

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    Thank you. That is what I have, just wanted more proof.
    I appreciate it.

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