AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: What's the deal with cast supplies?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default What's the deal with cast supplies?

    AAPC: Back to School
    has there been a change in the payment of cast supplies? is it now inclusive w the billing of the cast?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    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?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Knoxville, TN

    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.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    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

Similar Threads

  1. Payment for Cast/Splint Supplies
    By halebill in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-03-2011, 01:51 PM
  2. cast supplies
    By richelle25 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-30-2010, 09:23 AM
  3. Cast boot part of walking cast?
    By terridiaz in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-10-2010, 08:42 AM
  4. anyone else getting denials on cast supplies?
    By michellelgrd in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-06-2010, 05:29 PM
  5. Reimburse for cast supplies?
    By orthopaedic01 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-25-2009, 12:19 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.