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Product Type: Compression: Dynamic compression devices
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HCPCS : E0651 (Medicare DME co-payment per billable unit min / max: $179.76 / $211.49)
The VascuComp 3-L Therapy System is a dynamic pneumatic compression device.
INTENDED USES: Provides pneumatic compression therapy to treat disorders associated with vascular or lymphatic insufficiency.
CLAIMED FEATURES: The device uses a preset cycle time to inflate compressed air into the therapy wrap. This aids in the treatment of venous disorders and dysfunction of the “muscle pump”.The VascuComp 3-L is designed to deliver programmable, gradient pressures to individual chambers within the compression garment for optimal treatment. The garment is compressed sequentially starting at the distal chamber and progressing to the proximal chamber. When the chambers are fully compressed to the pre-programmed pressures, they are simultaneously vented to a rest state of 5 mmHg for a programmed time of ten to seventy seconds. The compression cycle is repeated.The chamber pressures can be adjusted from 20 mmHg to 80 mmHg. Each chamber can be turned off as prescribed by the physician.
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Compression is one of the main pillars in the treatment of venous leg ulcers. Dynamic compression, also known as Intermittent pneumatic compression or IPC, is one method of compression. The dynamic compression devices have chambers that inflate and deflate separately. The sequential inflation and deflation of the chambers creates pressure on different areas of the leg at different intervals of time, mimicking the effect and benefits of walking (calf muscle pump). It might be useful for patients with reduced mobility or weakness of the calf muscle

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If you have coverage through Medicare Part B, you may be eligible to have this product covered by Medicare. You will need a written order prescribed by a provider enrolled in Medicare, so that you can purchase this product at a Durable Medical Equipment store that accepts Medicare. You will need to pay deductibles and co-payment. The actual co-payment amount varies according to your state. If you do not have Medicare Part B or your condition does not meet the requirements needed for coverage, you can find this product at pharmacies and medical supply stores. When available, please see pricing in "Other Stores" below.

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