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Medical Billing for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

CPT code for billing for use of PPE equipment and how to submit on medical claim for

Typically, two pairs of non-sterile gloves are already including in the medical supply package for every Evaluation and Management (E/M) service.

Other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items can be reported using CPT code 99070, which stands for: supplies and materials (except spectacles), provided by the physician or other qualified health care professional over and above those usually included with the office visit or other services rendered (list drugs, trays, supplies, or materials provided)

Tip: Be sure to include a description of what 99070 is being used to represent in your narrative report. You can also enter a short narrative description in the supplemental information area on the line item of the medical claim (the red shaded line that is typically left blank). Precede the description with "ZZ", which stands for "narrative description to follow". 

Example: