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Avoid reporting cast-removal code when same provider does the work

Effective Feb 8, 2018
Published Feb 19, 2018
Last Reviewed Feb 8, 2018
Question: My doctor wants to bill 29125 (Application of short arm splint [forearm to hand]; static) with 29700 (Removal or bivalving; gauntlet, boot or body cast), and from what I understand these codes should not be paired together when the original cast was put on by the same physician. Is that correct policy? If they are not to be billed together, is there anything in writing I can show my providers?

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