SOURCE: BSN medical

BSN medical

April 22, 2015 09:00 ET

Two HCPCS Reimbursement Codes Announced for BSN medical's JOBST Compri2 - 2 Layer Compression System

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2015) - BSN medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned two Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for the JOBST® Compri2 - 2-Layer-System.

The HCPCS codes allow health care providers to bill for the Compri2 padding bandage and the Compri2 high compression bandage effective immediately. The JOBST Compri2 - 2-Layer-System may be used to treat chronic venous insufficiency including venous edema and active leg ulcers.

"We are extremely happy with CMS' decision to assign two HCPCS codes to our innovative Compri2 multi-layer high compression and padding bandages for reimbursement coverage," said Bruce Carroll, director of health policy and reimbursement strategy for BSN medical. "The Compri2 - 2-Layer-System fills the gap within the assortment of treatments for edema reduction by providing an extremely effective therapeutic solution for chronic venous insufficiency. Now, with the two assigned codes for our product, a much broader patient population will benefit from successful compression therapy."

The Compri2 non-elastic, non-woven padding bandage was assigned HCPCS code A6441, and provides added comfort during the treatment of venous edema. The Compri2 high compression bandage, which was assigned HCPCS code A6452, offers patients a knitted, woven, load resistance bandage that is easy to use and ideal for the management of venous ulcers and associated conditions.

HCPCS was established in 1978 to provide standardized coding for describing specific items and services provided in health care delivery. Used by Medicare, HCPCS codes are monitored by CMS, and they are based on the Current Procedural Technology (CPT) codes developed by the American Medical Association.

BSN medical's Compri2 - 2-Layer-System provides effective compression therapy for chronic venous insufficiency such as edema associated with swelling, pain and discomfort, and for the treatment of one or more active venous leg ulcers, often accompanied by pain and risk of infection. The reliable Compri2 - 2-Layer-System is an optimal compression therapy for all patient types suffering from chronic venous insufficiency.

About BSN medical
BSN medical is a global leader in the worldwide healthcare market specializing in the areas of Wound Care and non-invasive Vascular solutions including Compression Therapy, and Orthopedics including Fracture Management and Soft Goods. The company is focused on the development of world-class branded products that offer high quality solutions for patients and caregivers alike. BSN medical has a global reach through its 35 international operating companies and its network of trusted partners in many markets. The company, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, has 5,500 employees worldwide.

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