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What's the deal with cast supplies?

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    Default What's the deal with cast supplies?
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    has there been a change in the payment of cast supplies? is it now inclusive w the billing of the cast?

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    Default casting supplies
    What carrier or insurance are you billing? If it is medicare you will need to use a HCPCS code beginning with a Q. Some local carriers (medicaids, etc) also require the q codes.

    How are you billing the supplies?

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    Default I agree
    Medicare will deny the A-codes - they can be replaced by using the appropriate Q-code. The Q-codes can only be billed at one unit, however. More and more insurances are following suit and denying A-codes.

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    the private insurances are denying the A codes where they use to pay so i resubmitted the Q codes and they seem to be paying thanks

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