Tapeless Medical Products Earn Medicare HCPCS Code

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An innovative, non-adhesive dressing system have been approved for a Medicare billing designation that promises to make wound care easier and more affordable for thousands of individuals who require in-home medical assistance.

An innovative, non-adhesive dressing system have been approved for a Medicare billing designation that promises to make wound care easier and more affordable for thousands of individuals who require in-home medical assistance.

Tapeless Medical, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer and supplier of unique wound dressing products, recently was given a Medicare Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code for seven of its wound care products, including the breast dressing holder, the torso dressing holder, the foot band, the arm dressing holder, the universal foot dressing holder, the long leg dressing holder and the finger/great toe dressing holder.

HCPCS Codes are numbers assigned to every task and service a medical practitioner may provide to a Medicare patient including medical, surgical and diagnostic services

The designation--"HCPCS code A4463-SURGICAL DRESSING HOLDER, REUSABLE"--will enable physicians, insurers and individuals to seek reimbursement from Medicare when the innovative wound healing supplies are used in treatment.

Individuals and health care professionals rave about the revolutionary tapeless products which forego adhesives, latex or constrictive elements. Easy to wash and re-use, the innovative dressings conform to nearly every part of the body and may be used with virtually any primary wound dressing.

It's a timely designation for the products, which are growing in popularity among patients recovering in a home health program, or after hospitalization or treatment at outpatient clinic,

The HCPCS code may be used by the following health care plans:

  •     A group health plan, health insurance issuer or HMO
  •     Part A or Part B of the Medicare program
  •     The Medicaid program
  •     An issuer of a Medicare supplemental policy
  •     An issuer of a long-term care policy, excluding a nursing home fixed -indemnity policy
  •     An employee welfare benefit plan or any other arrangement that is established or maintained for the purpose of offering or providing health benefits to the employers of two or more employers
  •     The health care program for active military personnel
  •     The veterans health care program
  •     The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); the Indian Health Service program
  •     The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
  •     An approved state child health plan
  •     The Medicare+Choice program
  •     A high risk pool that is a mechanism established under state law to provide health insurance coverage or comparable coverage to eligible individuals
  •     Any other individual or group plan, or combination of individual or group plans, that provides or pays for the cost of medical care.

Tapeless Medical also has submitted authorization on four more of its newly released secondary wound-dressing holders. For more information, visit http://www.tapelessmedical.com or phone 1-800-252-4884.

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