AMA CPT® Assistant - 2016 Issue 8 (August)
Application of Multilayer Compression System (29581-29584) (August 2016)
August 2016 pages 3-4 Application of Multilayer Compression System (29581-29584) The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes 29581-29584 are intended to report the application of multilayer compression systems to the affected body regions. Multilayer compression application enhances systemic uptake of static lymphatic fluid to reduce edema in the interstitial tissue and to promote wound healing. Multilayer compression can be applied to all or part of the limb, as indicated by the swelling condition. This article will provide an overview of the intent and appropriate use of codes 29581-29584. 29581Application of multi-layer compression system; leg (below knee), including ankle and...
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