Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Orthotic Miscellaneous code descriptors

eric chen

We’re curious to know if anyone is successfully billing for misc items on AFOs,
and if so what descriptors are you using?  For instance, dorsum straps —
according to AOPA if the strap is attached INSIDE the afo, only then would it be
fall under the L2270 T-strap code.  But what about cases where the dorsum strap
is attached exteriorly but certainly plays a strong roll in controlling a
varus/valgus ankle?  Another example would be utilizing corrugation (plastic,
foam, carbon, etc.) reinforcements in various AFO designs for added
strength/rigidity/control.

Your input is appreciated
 Eric Chen, LPO
Atlanta Prosthetics & Orthotics

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