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AlloSkin™

AlloSkin™

CLINICAL

Indications

For homologous use on any skin defect and is appropriate for use in traumatic and chronic wounds, including those where substructures such as bone, ligament, nerve or muscle are exposed.

FDA

Regulated under PHS 361 [21 CFR 1270 & 1271]: Human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products. Creates a unified registration and listing system for establishments that manufacture HCT/Ps and establishes donor eligibility, current good tissue practice, and other procedures to prevent the introduction, transmission, and spread of communicable diseases by HCT/Ps. Among other criteria, HCT/Ps are required to be minimally manipulated and intended for homologous use. Homologous use means the repair, reconstruction, replacement, or supplementation of a recipient’s cells or tissues with an HCT/P that performs the same basic function or functions in the recipient as in the donor. The basic functions of skin include covering, protecting the body from external force, and serving as a water-resistant barrier to pathogens or other damaging agents in the external environment. The dermis is the elastic connective tissue layer of the skin that covers, provides support and protects the body from mechanical stress. Human skin allografts used for supplemental support, protection, reinforcement, or covering for wounds, tendon, muscle, bones are considered homologous use.  [1]  

CODING, COVERAGE AND REIMBURSEMENT

This section currently focuses primarily on Medicare. It may be expanded in the future to include information on private insurers as well. 

Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) cost category assignment:

  • CY 2019: high cost

Frequency of replacement allowed by Medicare:



Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Frequency of replacement if requirements met
Novitas Solutions, Inc. 10 units in 12 weeks
CGS Administrators, LLC 10 units in 12 weeks
Palmetto 10 units in 12 weeks
First Coast Service Options, Inc. (FCSO)

1 type of product per 12 weeks, fewest repeat applications and amount of product is expected

Noridian

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS)

National Government Services, Inc. (NGS)

Carrier discretion

More details on requirements, medical necessity and documentation in specific Medicare Local Coverage Determinations (if available). See section on Coding, Coverage and Reimbursement in topic "Cellular and/or Tissue Products".

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