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    Default 1) How do you code for Medicare – post op cast and splint

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    Can someone help me with this:
    How do you code for Medicare – post op cast and splint?
    My doctor did a surgery and they are not paying us for placement of a splint (CPT 29125) - post op. Does this code require a modifier?


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    Capital Coders, Columbia, SC


    Yes. Medicare requires a modifier 58 on post op applications. Otherwise, they assume it is the first app. And don't forget to include your Q code for the supplies! (Q4001-Q4051)

    Bill Hale, CPC

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