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BAND-AID® Brand Advanced Protection, Blister Adhesive Bandages, 6 Count

Band-Aid Brand Advanced Protection Blister, Adhesive Bandages is a first-aid type adhesive bandage. CLAIMED FEATURES: Protect the blister by sealing out water, dirt, and germs that can cause infection. These gel cushion bandages are safe and designed for multiday use. A waterproof adhesive keeps the cushion in place, and its flexible form conforms to skin for greater comfort during movement. This package contains six sterile gel cushion bandages. OPTIONS: Blister Adhesive Bandages, 6 Count

Product Information

A first-aid type adhesive bandage (e.g., Band-Aid or similar product) is a wound cover with a pad size of less than 4 square inches [1]. The adhesive bandage protects the wound and scab from friction, bacteria, damage, and dirt, making the healing process of the body less disturbed. Some of the dressings have antiseptic properties. An additional function is to hold the two cut ends of the skin together to make the healing process faster. [2] 

They come in different sizes and are packaged individually to maintain sterility. Some  variations are sheer, Woven, Blue Metal Detectable, Knuckle, Fingertip, Butterfly Closure

  1. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2015. Local Coverage Article for Surgical Dressings - Policy Article (A54563)
  2. GPO.gov eCFR — Code of Federal Regulations CFR 21

Pricing and Suppliers

Is it covered by Medicare Part B?

Adhesive Bandages, First-Aid Type are non-covered under the Medicare Part B surgical dressing benefit. People with Medicare Part B (beneficiaries) who need to change surgical dressings at their homes and who are not being cared for by a home health agency may have specific types of dressings covered by Medicare. Dressings need to be considered medically necessary for treatment of a surgical or surgically treated wound. Medicare has guidelines that establish what is considered medically necessary and how often an item can be used.

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Local Coverage Determination for Surgical Dressings (L33831) [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2017 Apr 30]

How can I purchase this product?

You can purchase Adhesive Bandage, First-Aid Type directly at pharmacies and medical supply stores. Please see "Other Stores" below.

The table below shows highest and lowest Medicare pricing across the country
DescriptionMedicare DME co-payment Min / Max
Adhesive bandage, first-aid type, any size, each $0.00 / $0.00

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
Recommended Suppliers
Estimated out-of-pocket cost: $8.24

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=1938

Other Stores

StorePriceAccepts
Medicare*
Accepts
Insurance*
ShippingWebsitePhone
Amazon$8.24 Inquire vendor Inquire vendor Free with Prime www.amazon.com  
* 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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