Does anthem cover compression stockings?

Compression Garments/stockings are covered when ordered by a physician and obtained from a durable medical equipment provider. Note: A member may be dispensed 8 compression stockings or 4 pairs per calendar year.

Does anthem cover compression stockings?

Compression Garments/stockings are covered when ordered by a physician and obtained from a durable medical equipment provider. Note: A member may be dispensed 8 compression stockings or 4 pairs per calendar year.

What to do for lymphedema?

Lymphedema Treatment

  1. Exercise. Exercise helps to restore flexibility and strength, and it improves drainage.
  2. Bandage. Wearing a customized compression sleeve or elastic bandage may help to prevent an accumulation of fluid.
  3. Pump.
  4. Diet.
  5. Keep the affected areas raised.
  6. Infection Prevention.

What is Segmental gradient pressure pneumatic appliance used for?

Segmental gradient pressure pneumatic appliances (E0671-E0673) are appliances/sleeves which are used with a non-segmented pneumatic compressor (E0650) to achieve a pressure gradient through the design of the tubing and/or air chambers.

Are compression socks considered DME?

A compression garment (stocking/burn garment/gradient pressure aid garment/sleeve) is a custom-made or custom-fitted elastic support garment that is fabricated to apply varying pressure gradients to an area. These garments are considered Durable Medical Equipment (DME).

What is the difference between E0651 and E0652?

In an E0651 device the pressure is usually set by a single control on the distal segment. A segmented device with calibrated gradient pressure (E0652) is characterized by a manual control on at least three outflow ports which can deliver an individually determined pressure to each segmental unit.

What is Segmental gradient pressure pneumatic?

Segmental gradient pressure pneumatic appliances (E0671, E0672, E0673) are appliances/sleeves which are used with a non-segmented pneumatic compressor (E0650) but which achieve a pressure gradient through the design of the tubing and/or air chambers.

Are compression stockings considered medical equipment?

Description: A compression garment (stocking/burn garment/gradient pressure aid garment/sleeve) is a custom-made or custom-fitted elastic support garment that is fabricated to apply varying pressure gradients to an area. These garments are considered Durable Medical Equipment (DME).

What is E0652 used for?

A PCD coded as E0652, is covered for the treatment of lymphedema extending onto the chest, trunk and/or abdomen when all of the following are met: The beneficiary has lymphedema of an extremity as defined above.

What is CPT E0676?

An E0676 is a PCD that delivers pressure and inflation/deflation cycles for the prevention of deep venous thrombosis. HCPCS code E0676 is all-inclusive, i.e. all product variations in pressures, cycle characteristics, timing, control systems, appliance configurations, etc.

What is E0667?

E0667 is a valid 2022 HCPCS code for Segmental pneumatic appliance for use with pneumatic compressor, full leg or just “Seg pneumatic appl full leg” for short, used in Used durable medical equipment (DME).