Noridian has noted that providers have been advised by some coding sources to report a splint application code for the application of "off the shelf" or pre-packaged splints. While it may be appropriate to bill for the actual splint, Noridian strongly disagrees with the advice to bill separately for the application of these splints. The application of the pre-packaged splint is a packaged service when performed on the same day as an E/M service or other procedure but, in no case, may this type of splint application be separately billed.
The CPT codes: 29105, 29125, 29126, 29130, 29131, 97760, 97799 are not appropriate to bill in addition to a splint code that has a "fitting" included in the descriptor. Be aware that a large range of "L" codes do include "fitting" in the descriptor