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HCPCS Code for Hot/ Cold Packs fot PT

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    Exclamation HCPCS Code for Hot/ Cold Packs fot PT
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    SAIF is denying payment for Hot/Cold Packs we dispense for the patients on their PT Evals. We were using 99070 but was denied, then another coder here tried to use E0230 Ice Cap Collar, but that doesn't seem correct to me either. I was thinking of using E1399, what do you think???

  2. #2
    Sioux Falls South Dakota
    Are you sending these home with the patient? Just need a little clarification in order to formulate an answer, thanks,

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    yes these are being sent home with the patients.

  4. #4
    Columbia, MO
    Is it possible you need a DME supplier number? A lot of carriers require these be billed as a DME claim.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  5. #5
    Phoenix, AZ
    Medical Billing
    Even if you have a DME id, insurance more than likely will not pay for a hot/cold pack. Their reasoning is that the patient can go to any drug store and buy a hot/cold pack and probably for a less expensive price.
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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