Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), with either durable or disposable devices, is a method of wound care to manage wound fluids and help wounds heal. The vacuum assisted drainage collection (i.e., NPWT) may be applied to try to cleanse the wound by removing fluids and stimulate healing.
In NPWT, your clinician will use a device that will apply negative pressure (suction) to the wound. Negative pressure is applied under airtight wound dressings to promote the healing of open wounds resistant to prior treatments.
Different types of dressings made specifically for NPWT may be used with the pump your clinician and you choose for your situation. Some dressings are made of gauze and others are made of a special type of foam. Dressings are usually changed 1-3 times a week.
Pricing and Suppliers
Is it covered by Medicare Part B?
How can I purchase this product?
If you have Medicare Part B coverage, you can purchase this product at a store that accepts Medicare. You need a written order prescribed by a physician enrolled in Medicare. You will need to pay deductibles and/or co-payment. The actual copayment amount can vary by your state. The table below illustrates the highest (ceiling) and lowest (floor) expected co-payment across the country.
The table below shows highest and lowest Medicare pricing across the country
|Description||Medicare DME co-payment Min / Max
|Wound care set, for negative pressure wound therapy electrical pump, includes all supplies and accessories||
$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=826
* 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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