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    I am unsure how to bill repair of cast. There is no specific code for it . Any idea?
    thank you

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    why dont you just charge for casting materials?


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    That iit is what I have been doing, but the Doc would like to know if i can bill for the time spent fixing it. Maybe just bill for a higher level visit?

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    Use CPT 29799 and type "CAST REPAIR NEC" in the narrative/dunning line (so it prints in the shaded area of the charge line in box 24) and send the dictation with the claim (or transmit the claim electronically as long as you have that description typed in and it will go with your claim. The insurance company will request the dictation if they absolutely need it). Insurance companies will require the "CAST REPAIR NEC" description since 29799 is an unlisted procedure code. We have received reimbursements from Aetna, Anthem Federal, Anthem HealthKeepers Plus and NCAS for sure.

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