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    I am fairly new to dealing with billing for splints and DME in general. I have the following list of splints that I am trying to code out and I'm honestly a little lost on this whole situation. If someone could give me a few tips or pointers on the splints listed below to help me get started it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thumb Spica Splint - either injury/fx to thumb or wrist bones (i.e. scaphoid bone of wrist).

    Volar Splint - for hand/wrist fxs.

    Ulnar-Gutter Splint - for boxers fx of hand (i. e. 4 and/or 5th metatcarpal fx).

    Sugar-Tong splint - for elbow or proximal forearm fxs.

    Posterior Splint of Arm - for humeral and/or forearm fxs.

    Posterior Splint of Foot/Ankle - for foot/ankle fxs.

    Posterior Splint of Lower Leg - for distal tib/fib fxs (will splint all the way down to the toes.

    Any ideas, tips or pointers can be emailed to me directly at dmkaszmetskie@cchs.ua.edu
    Last edited by danakaszmetskie; 08-05-2010 at 09:38 AM. Reason: additional information added

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    Thumb Spica Splint - either injury/fx to thumb or wrist bones (i.e. scaphoid bone of wrist). This is considered a short arm splint and is reported with 29125.

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