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Wound dressings can't be reimbursed through Medicare without HCPCS codes," said MediPurpose. "Most private health insurance companies follow Medicare's lead with these types of medical products."
ATLANTA, GA, March 28, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- MediPurpose(tm), a manufacturer and master distributor of medical products, today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has confirmed HCPCS reimbursement codes for two of its new MediPlus(tm) Silicone Comfort Foam dressings.
HCPCS code A612 allows healthcare providers to bill for the 3x3-inch (MP7575SLCF) and 4x4-inch (MP1010SLCF) soft silicone dressings, and HCPCS code A613 does the same for the 6x6-inch (MP1515SLCF) and sacral 7.2x7.2-inch (MP222SLCF) dressings, effective immediately.
The announcement is the fourth tranche of HCPCS codes for MediPurpose's advanced wound care products. In 2011, MediPurpose announced that it had received its first HCPCS reimbursement codes for the original MediPlus(tm) portfolio. That was followed by similar announcements in 2012 for its silver foam (Ag+) dressings and alginate dressings.
HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) was established in 1978 to provide a standardized coding system for describing the specific items and services provided in the delivery of health care.
HCPCS codes are used by Medicare and monitored by CMS. They are based on the Current Procedural Technology (CPT) codes developed by the American Medical Association.
"Wound dressings and other medical supplies cannot be reimbursed through Medicare without HCPCS codes," said MediPurpose Executive Vice President and CCO Michael Riddle. "Additionally, most private health insurance companies follow the lead of Medicare with these types of medical products."
About MediPlus(tm) Advanced Wound Care Silicone Comfort Foam Dressings
Introduced in January 2014 as an expansion to the MediPlus(tm) Advanced Wound Care portfolio, the new foam dressings feature a bordered silicone adhesive. They are available in four commonly used sizes: 3x3 inches, 4x4 inches, 6x6 inches, and 7.2 x 7.2 inches (sacral).
Suitable for most indications (excluding third-degree burns and infected wounds), the adhesive properties of soft silicone are especially important to help anchor and protect the wound bed, its surrounding skin, and to help decrease the pain associated with dressing changes.
For more information about MediPlus(tm) Advanced Wound Care products--including no-cost product sample requests--please visit www.medipurpose.com/mediplus.
Founded in 1999, MediPurpose is an innovative medical device company headquartered in Singapore, with offices in the United States and Europe.
Known for its popular babyLance(tm) safety heelstick, SurgiLance(tm) safety lancet and MediPlus(tm) advanced wound care products, MediPurpose has leveraged its success in the medical device industry to become a master medical product distributor that provides unique solutions for both medical product manufacturers and distributors.
MediPurpose's Medical Device Innovation division offers angel funding and developmental expertise for new medical device inventors and innovative medical product companies that seek entrance into new medical device markets.
For more information about MediPurpose's medical products and solutions for inventors, innovators, manufacturers and distributors, please visit http://www.medipurpose.com.
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