In last weeks article, I discussed the difference between CPT codes 97760 (orthotic management and training) and 97662 (checkout for orthotic/prosthetic use). In the article, I explained how CPT code 97760 can include the assessment time, custom fitting or custom fabrication time associated with the orthosis, and the fitting of the orthosis to the patient if that time is not reported somewhere else. In this weeks article, I will discuss what the somewhere else is and when a L code may be appropriate to bill for a prefabricated, custom fitted or custom fabricated orthosis.
So if you are not counting the assessment time under CPT code 97760, where would that time be captured and billed? There are 2 possibilities. One is if the therapist bills
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