Strapping and Taping Not Covered by Cigna for All Body Parts

April 16, 2018
Rick Gawenda

Cigna has a medical coverage policy on strapping and taping that has implications for suppliers and providers of outpatient physical and occupational therapy services.In this medical coverage policy, Cigna defines when strapping is and is not medically necessary.

Cigna considers strapping medically necessary for the management of immobilization of a joint and restriction of movement with strapping tape (i.e., rigid, non-elastic or non-stretchy therapeutic tape) for the following indications:

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