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Product Type: Powered air mattress overlay
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Medline Industries Inc | Model: Medtech 5000 Overlays |
HCPCS : E0372 RR (Medicare DME co-payment per billable unit min / max: $33.61 / $41.08)
Medtech 5000 Overlays is a Powered air mattress overlay.
INTENDED USES: For use in home or nursing facility for persons with pressure ulcers, burns, progressive disabilities, severe muscle atrophy, or those who are at high risk for skin breakdown, or who are unable to shift weight independently. CLAIMED FEATURES: It has 5-inch air cells that provide 20% more air cushion which enables better flotation. Lightweight and easy to transport, this overlay is designed for patients up to 275 pounds. Adjusts easily for patient comfort; static mode for dressing changes and pain management. Pump alarms to indicate low pressure. CPR-pull for emergency deflation. Air cells and top cover are replaceable.
Wound Reference does not produce, market, re-sell or distribute health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

Pressure reducing support surfaces are a type of medical equipment used for the care of pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers or injuries. Pressure ulcers are lesions caused by constant pressure on areas in contact with the mattress, resulting in damage of skin and deep tissues.

Some pressure reducing mattresses overlays are powered by electricity (known as powered air mattress overlay) and others are not. They should be placed on top of a standard hospital or home mattress and not directly on a hospital bed frame. Powered pressure reducing mattresses have a surface designed to reduce friction and shear through technologies know as alternating pressure, low air loss, or powered flotation without low air loss. They have a pump or blower which provides either sequential inflation and deflation of the air cells or a low interface pressure throughout the overlay. They are indicated for persons with deeper pressure ulcers (stage II, III or IV) or after surgery, for persons who received a flap or skin graft to cover a wound.

Local Coverage Determination for Pressure Reducing Support Surfaces - Group 2 (L33642)

Powered air mattress overlay can be rented through Medicare from medical equipment stores. You can also purchase this product "out-of-pocket" (without insurance), from medical equipment stores. 

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