I often receive questions on when do I use CPT codes 29581 – 29584 and does the Medicare program and other insurance carriers pay for them? Before I answer when to use them and if they are payable, lets provide the description of each CPT.
29581 – Application of multi- layer compression system; leg (below knee), including ankle and foot
29582 – Application of multi-layer compression system; thigh and leg, including ankle and foot, when performed
29583 – Application of multi-layer compression system; upper arm and forearm
29584 – Application of multi-layer compression system; upper arm, forearm, hand, and fingers
Now to the big question. For what situations do providers use these CPT codes and are they payable by the Medicare program and other insurance carriers? These CPT codes are to be used when the therapist or assistant
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