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Protekt™ Aire 2000, 5" Alternating/Low Air Loss System

Protekt™ Aire 2000, 5" Alternating/Low Air Loss System is a powered air mattress overlay. INTENDED USES: Provides alternating pressure and low air loss therapies. To prevent and treat pressure ulcers. CLAIMED FEATURES: The pump is user friendly, reliable and quiet. It incorporates a system of 17 individual bladders. The pump offers a 10 minute cycle time; adjustable air flow settings to meet individual patient's needs. Features and Benefits Mattress & Cover 18 laser air holes to keep patient cool and dry. Removable, water resistant, non-shear, anti-microbial nylon cover has a non-skid bottom to prevent slipping. Transport connector locks in air for easy patient transport. CPR valve provides rapid deflation of mattress. OPTION: Dimensions: 35"x80"x5" Weight: 9 lbs Alternating cell depth: 5"

Product Information

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)

Pricing and Suppliers

Is it covered by Medicare Part B?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers rental of powered air mattress overlays that are considered medically necessary for treatment of a superficial (stage II) or deep (stages III or IV) pressure injuries with skin loss, or following a flap or skin graft surgery. Rental reimbursement is capped at 13 months for pressure ulcers, and at 60 days for flaps or skin grafts. Medicare has guidelines that establish what is considered medically necessary and how often an item can be used.

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

How can I purchase this product?

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. 

The table below shows highest and lowest Medicare pricing across the country
DescriptionMedicare DME co-payment Min / Max
Powered air mattress overlay $33.61 / $41.08
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Estimated out-of-pocket cost: $285.00

If your insurance does not cover this product, you can purchase it directly from any store. A list of online stores and prices is provided below for your convenience. For updated prices, find it on the internet at

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