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29580 Unna Boot vs. 29581 Venous Wound compression

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    Question 29580 Unna Boot vs. 29581 Venous Wound compression
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    What is the big difference, besides price, of a Unna Boot 29580 and the 29581 Application fo multi-layer venous wound comperssion system, below knee. They look the same, but am I missing something? The dx's are 707.9 Ulcer skin,chronic, and 454.1 Statis Dermatitis. On Ingenix Encoder Pro, both codes have the same picture, and state below knee. I guess it is down to how it is applied? Any help would be welcome! Thanks
    Last edited by OregonCoder; 04-07-2011 at 08:55 AM.

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    Multilayer is the key word. You are correct that the application is different. Here is an article about the multilayered bandaging systems:

    There is a FAQ on 29580/29581 on the MedAssets site:

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    Thanks for the links!

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