Results 1 to 5 of 5

Unna boot on arm

  1. Default Unna boot on arm
    Medical Coding Books
    I just ran across where we put a unna boot on an arm. Anyone know if I still report 29580 or is there a code for unna boot on arm?


  2. #2
    North Carolina
    I would say no. Every description of 29580 (that I have read) supports the leg or foot area. My question to you is...what was the reason for this application? That might help narrow down a code. Typically, the unna boot is applied to treat/prevent ulcers. It's also used for post-op edema. Interesting question....

  3. Default
    It can also be used for strains and sprains as well.
    ~Ursula, CPC~

  4. #4
    North Carolina
    True...This is why I stated "typically"

    Excerpt from a Medicare statement...

    It is often used in the treatment of various ulcers and variscosities of the leg, and sometimes as a supportive bandage for sprains and strains of the lower extremity.
    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 07-16-2009 at 01:26 PM.

  5. Default
    I would look at 29065-29086 and see if one of those codes fits the documentation.

Similar Threads

  1. Unna Boot Supplies
    By britbrit852003 in forum Podiatry
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-17-2015, 09:19 PM
  2. unna boot
    By perrigoc in forum Dermatology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-16-2013, 11:51 AM
  3. Unna Boot application
    By Lisa Bledsoe in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-12-2011, 09:01 AM
  4. unna boot plus
    By efuhrmann in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-15-2010, 08:10 AM
  5. e/m and unna boot?
    By conniff in forum E/M
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-05-2009, 05:31 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.