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Patriot True Low Air Loss Mattress System

Patriot True Low Air Loss Mattress System is a Powered Pressure-reducing Air Mattress. CLAIMED FEATURES: The Telemade, Patriot LAL provides advanced pressure relief with true low air loss therapy to provide the ideal microclimate for wound healing. Delivering up to 1000 liters of air per minute to the true low air loss surface reduces heat and moisture build-up at the patient, surface interface. Reducing heat and moisture reduces the detrimental effects they can have on pressure, shear and friction. Three modes of operation and simple comfort adjustments allow the user to customize therapy. Static mode provides continuous advanced pressure relief with true low air loss. Pulsation mode provides all the benefits of the Static mode with the addition of gentle pulsation to aid in stimulating blood flow. By engaging the Autofirm mode the Patriot LAL quickly provides a uniform firm surface to facilitate care giving from position changes to transfers.

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 are powered by electricity (known as powered pressure-reducing air mattresses) and others are not. They replace a standard hospital or home mattress and are either integrated to or placed 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 mattress. 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 pressure-reducing air mattresses 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 pressure-reducing air mattresses 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 pres-redu air mattrs $6.72 / $8.22

The Medicare website indicates that the 3 stores in below carry "" and accept Medicare. However, PRODUCT MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN STORE. If using private insurance, please check if your insurance works with these stores.

SAFEWAY INC
15 MARINA BLVD
SAN FRANCISCO , CA 94123
(415)563-8681
WALGREEN CO
2141 CHESTNUT ST
SAN FRANCISCO , CA 94123
(415)567-9320
WALGREEN CO
3201 DIVISADERO ST
SAN FRANCISCO , CA 94123
(415)931-6417
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Estimated out-of-pocket cost:

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 https://woundreference.com/app/product?id=1461

Other Stores

* Indicates whether store accepts Medicare or commercial insurance, but may not apply to this specific product. See coding, coverage and reimubursement for more information.
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