Debridement is important to promote wound healing. Debridement is the process through which clinicians remove dead tissue and foreign materials from wounds. Dead tissue may be of different colors: black, gray, yellow or white. There are several methods of wound debridement, and mechanical debridement using products with synthetic fibers is one of them.
Mechanical debridement and removal of debris and exudates can be achieved by rubbing the wound with products that have synthetic fibers, such as polyester. Debridement with these products can help prepare the wound for debridement with scalpel or scissors, should your clinician opt to combine methods.
Pricing and Suppliers
Is it covered by Medicare Part B?
Debridement is a medical procedure covered by Medicare as long as requirements are met. Among requirements, the wound needs to have devitalized, fibrotic, nonviable tissue, infection, necrosis, foreign matter, and the debridement method used needs to be recognized by Medicare as a proven method, supported by valid scientific literature. Mechanical debridement with fiber-based devices is one of these methods.
How can I purchase this product?
If you have coverage through Medicare Part B, you may be eligible to have this product covered by Medicare if your condition meets Medicare requirements. You will need a written order prescribed by a provider enrolled in Medicare and may need additional documentation, 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.
The table below shows highest and lowest Medicare pricing across the country
|Description||Medicare DME co-payment Min / Max
|Surgical supply; miscellaneous||
$0.00 / $0.00
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 https://woundreference.com/app/product?id=756
* 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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