ATLANTA, June 27—MediPurpose®, a medical product master distributor and manufacturer, today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has confirmed HCPCS reimbursement codes for its MediPlus™ Alginate wound dressings.
The codes allow healthcare providers to bill for the alginate dressings, effective immediately.
The announcement is the third tranche of HCPCS codes for MediPurpose’s expanding family of advanced wound care products. In 2011, MediPurpose announced that it had received its first HCPCS reimbursement codes for its then-new wound care dressing line, and in 2012, it announced HCPCS codes for its Silver Foam wound dressings.
HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) was established in 1978 to provide a standardized coding system for describing the specific items and services provided in the delivery of health care.
HCPCS codes are used by Medicare and monitored by CMS. They are based on the Current Procedural Technology (CPT) codes developed by the American Medical Association.
“Wound dressings and other medical supplies cannot be reimbursed through Medicare without HCPCS codes,” said MediPurpose Executive Vice President and CCO Michael Riddle. “Additionally, most private health insurance companies follow the lead of Medicare with these types of medical products.”
About MediPlus Alginate Wound Dressings
MediPlus alginate foam dressings provide healthcare professionals with a cost-effective wound care solution that enables them to offer these beneficial products to a larger population of patients.
“Comparable to Algisite® & Melgisorb®, MediPlus Alginate dressings are available at very competitive prices in 4" x 4-3/4", 4" x 8" and 3/4" x 12" (rope) sizes,” said Riddle.
MediPlus Alginate wound dressings are indicated for use in the management of a wide range of chronic and traumatic wounds—including minor burns, donor sites, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers and surgical wounds. Alginates are also suitable for use in deep wounds and to control bleeding in superficial acute wounds.
“MediPlus Alginate wound dressings are made from natural fibers and are designed to be highly absorbent,” said Riddle. “Alginate dressings help to create an optimal environment for wound-healing.”
The MediPlus Advanced Wound Care product line currently features:
“As an experienced master distributor, MediPurpose has done all the hard work for medical product distributors seeking to purchase high-quality wound care products at competitive prices,” said Riddle. “Our team of experts has completed all the regulatory, quality, reimbursement and logistics required to import the comprehensive line of MediPlus Advanced Wound Care products.”
No-cost product samples and pricing may be requested online. For more information about MediPlus, please visit www.medipurpose.com/mediplus.
Founded in 1999, MediPurpose is an innovative medical device company headquartered in Singapore, with offices in the United States and Europe.
Known for its popular babyLance™ safety heelstick, SurgiLance™ safety lancet and MediPlus™ advanced wound care products, MediPurpose has leveraged its success in the medical device industry to become a master medical product distributor that provides unique solutions for both medical product manufacturers and distributors.
MediPurpose's Innovation division offers angel funding and developmental expertise for new medical device inventors and innovative medical product companies that seek entrance into new medical device markets.
For more information about MediPurpose’s medical products and solutions for inventors, innovators, manufacturers and distributors, please visit www.medipurpose.com.