AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 7 (July)

Casts and Strapping Application, 29580 (Q&A) (July 1999)

July 1999 page 10 Coding Consultation Casts and Strapping Application, 29580 (Q&A) Question I am a physician who cares for patients with chronic wounds. I use a multilayered sustained, graduated high compression bandage system for the treatment of venous hypertension/insufficiency. Currently, there is no CPT code to report this procedure, so how should I report this procedure? AMA Comment The most appropriate code to use for a multilayered sustained, graduated high compression bandage system for the treatment of dermal ulcers of the lower limb caused by venous hypertension/insufficiency is 29580, Strapping; Unna boot, with the modifier -22 appended...

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