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V.A.C.® SIMPLACE™ EX Medium Dressing, 5-pack

V.A.C.® SIMPLACE™ EX is a negative pressure wound therapy dressing. CLAIMED FEATURES: Helps promote healing by facilitating granulation tissue formation. Spiral-cut foam is simple to size. No scissors necessary. Design allows for easier bridging. Helps assure prescribed therapy is delivered to the wound site. Designed exclusively for use with V.A.C.®Therapy. Helps provide a moist wound healing environment. Barrier to outside contaminants. Precut V.A.C.® Drape Strips provide easier application and fewer steps for bridging. OPTIONS: Medium Dressing, 5-pack

Product Information

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
DescriptionMedicare DME co-payment Min / Max
Wound care set, for negative pressure wound therapy electrical pump, includes all supplies and accessories $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
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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=959

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.
The information on this handout is for your convenience and educational purposes only. All product claims and specifications are those of the product suppliers. It does not constitute medical advice or a guarantee for reimbursement. Prices may have changed and suppliers may not have product in stock. Please confirm accuracy and appropriateness of information with insurance carrier and product supplier. Clinician and WoundReference assume no liability for inaccuracies or misstatements about products and insurance coverage.