3M Health Care Announces Assignment of HCPCS Codes for 3M Coban 2 Layer Lite Compression System

ST. PAUL, Minn.--()--3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned product-specific Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for the 3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Lite Compression System (Cat #2794). The innovative Coban 2 Layer Lite Compression System is a compression bandaging system containing two rolls – a comfort layer and compression layer.

HCPCS codes are used by suppliers and providers for reimbursement of medical products. The comfort layer has been assigned HCPCS code A6441 (padding bandage) and the compression layer has been assigned A6452 (high compression bandage). The new codes were effective beginning October 10, 2014.

Earlier this year, CMS assigned the same HCPCS codes to the 3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Compression System (Cat # 2094). With this development, the Coban 2 Layer Compression System and Coban 2 Layer Lite Compression System now have both Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and HCPCS codes to provide reimbursement coverage.

“It’s great to see CMS’s continued recognition of the value of Coban 2 Layer Compression System products,” said Bill Cruise, 3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division president. “The products are clinically proven to significantly reduce slippage, leading to successful patient compliance.”

The Coban 2 Layer and Coban 2 Layer Lite Compression Systems provide effective therapeutic compression for venous leg ulcers, lymphedema and other conditions warranting compression therapy. The Coban 2 Layer Lite Compression System is suited for treating patients who are frail, less mobile or new to compression. It offers a 25 percent reduction in resting pressure compared to the Coban 2 Layer Compression System which is ideal for treating the majority of patients.

About 3M Health Care
3M Health Care offers solutions in the medical, oral care, drug delivery, food safety and health information markets. We have an unparalleled ability to connect people, insights, science and technology to think beyond today, solve problems, and make better health possible. Our culture of collaboration empowers us to discover and deliver practical, proven solutions that enable our customers to protect and improve the health of people around the world.

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Its culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $31 billion in sales, 3M employs 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

3M and Coban are trademarks of 3M.

Contacts

Kohnstamm Communications for 3M
Aaron Berstler, 651-789-1264
aaron@kohnstamm.com

Release Summary

3M announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has assigned product-specific Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System codes for the 3M™ Coban 2 Layer Lite Compression System.

Contacts

Kohnstamm Communications for 3M
Aaron Berstler, 651-789-1264
aaron@kohnstamm.com