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    Question Unna question - help, thanks

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    Does anyone know if the unna boot code, 29580 can or should be used for placing an unna boot on the arm? ...or does anyone know another way to code for placing an unna for ulcers on the arm?

    (I found a reference on the LCD: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website that say an unna is "applied to an extremity for..." --any other words, the word extremity is used rather than 'leg'. I'd would appreciate anyone's insights or opinion on whether you think this is appropriate.

    Thanks very much!

    Warmest regards,

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    Apr 2007
    Kansas City, MO


    29580 is under the heading of "Lower Extremity" so I'm voting for no.

    I'm not seeing anything else...and am thinking this would just get captured by the visit code. Hopefully someone has something more concrete for you.

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    Default Thank you LindaEV

    appreciate your insight

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