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1.  multi-layer dressing code

Posted 14 days ago
​If a multi-layer dressing, such as an unna boot, is applied to a mohs wound on the day of surgery (wound allowed to heal by secondary intention), can the code 29581 (multi layer dressing) be used also?

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Faith Miller Whalen
Orono ME
(207) 942-0669
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2.  RE: multi-layer dressing code

Posted 14 days ago
CPT includes a parenthetical note included with 29581 indicates that a multi-layer dressing is bundled in the application of an unna boot (CPT 29580).

In this case, report only 29580 Unna boot, when both the multi-layer dressing and the boot are applied to the same limb.

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Cynthia Stewart, CPC, CPMA,COC, CPC-I
Manager, Coding Resources
American Academy of Dermatologist
Schaumburg, IL
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