The use of CPT 97016 vasopneumatic devices may be considered reasonable and necessary for the application of pressure to an extremity for the purpose of reducing edema.
Indications For CPT Code 97016
Specific indications for the use of 97016 CPT code vasopneumatic devices include:
- reduction of edema after acute injury;
- lymphedema of an extremity; and/or
- education on the use of a lymphedema pump for home use.
Medical Necessity Of CPT 97016 (Vasopneumatic Device)
Further treatment of lymphedema by a provider after the educational visits are generally not medically necessary. Education on the use of a lymphedema pump for home use can typically be completed in no more than three (3) visits.
Coverage Of CPT Code 97016
The use of vasopneumatic devices would not be covered as a temporary treatment while awaiting receipt of ordered Jobst stockings.