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    Default help Cpt 29580 vs 29581

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    What is the difference between these two codes? How do you distinquish wihich codes to use?

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    From what I understand, a unna boot, usually covering most of foot, and up leg, is comprised of a regular guaze type bandage, mixed with zinc oxide paste.
    In 29581, this is a special, layered compression system/bandage. If you google 29581, you'll come up with news releases that explains a little about the type of "bandage" used.

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