Medela wound care system receives HCPCS codes

Sunday, December 31, 2006

MCHENRY, Ill. - CMS approved Medela Medical Technology's negative pressure wound healing system for reimbursement in November under HCPCS codes E2402, A7000 and A6550. The system consists of the Medela Vario 18 AC/DC C/I aspirator and a wound dressing kit that includes individual components manufactured for Medela. This system can be used to promote healing and help develop granulation tissue for difficult to heal wounds such as Stage III and IV pressure ulcers, neuropathic and venous insufficiency ulcers, dehisced wounds, partial thickness burns, and skin flaps and grafts.