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This month's coding Q&A

APC Payment Insider, June 1, 2010

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A. Reporting an Unna boot application with 29580 in addition to the appropriate E/M code would be appropriate in the following situation: The boot application is provided as an initial service with no expectation that the physician who rendered only the original care will perform another treatment or procedure. 

In this situation, you should report application of the Unna boot code in addition to the appropriate E/M code.

Refer to CPT Assistant, December 2002, p. 11, for more information regarding the situation you describe in your question.

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