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CPT Code 99072 | Additional Supplies, Materials, & Clinical Staff Time

CPT code 99072 reports the supply of medically necessary materials and supplies provided to a patient during medical care.

What Is CPT Code 99072?

CPT code 99072 is used to report the supply of medically necessary materials and supplies that are provided to a patient in the course of receiving medical care.

This code reports the supplies used in treating or managing a patient’s medical condition and is not typically used for routine personal care.

Examples of materials and supplies that may be reported using CPT 99072 include bandages, dressings, splints, hot and cold packs, suture materials, and wound care supplies. In addition, this code may also be used to report the supply of certain medications or injectables administered during a medical visit.


The CPT book describes CPT code 99072 as: “Additional supplies, materials, and clinical staff time over and above those usually included in an office visit or other non-facility service(s), when performed during a Public Health Emergency, as defined by law, due to respiratory-transmitted infectious disease.”


The additional items and time must reduce the likelihood of transmitting the respiratory disease during an in–person evaluation, treatment, or service.

Examples include:

  • Checking patient symptoms by phone and when the patient presents for a visit.
  • Educating patients about requirements like social distancing during the visit.
  • Putting on and removing personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Purchasing and using additional cleaning supplies.

How To Use CPT 99072

You may report CPT 99072 in addition to the appropriate code that describes the service(s) rendered. Report 99072 only once per encounter per provider number, even if multiple services are performed.

CPT added this code during the PHE due to COVID–19, caused by the SARS–CoV–2 virus.


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