If anything, you may only be able to capture the Q code for the materials. Under Removal and Repair there is an instruction that states that "Codes for cast removals should be employed only for casts applied by another physician." There is also a note under Applications of Casts and Strapping 6that states "Restorative treatment or procedures rendered by another physician following the application of the initial cast/splint/strap may be reported with a treatment of fracture and/or dislocation code."
Based on both of these statements--I think that only the materials is billable/codable since its the same physician that performed the initial care.
Hope this helps
Mary Bort, CPC
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