Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)

CPT® codes 97607 and 97608 are not recognized as a covered service by Medicare when performed in an Ambulatory Surgical Center.

NOTE: Coverage and payment rates from non-Medicare payers will depend on each ambulatory surgical center’s contract with each payer. Ensure that reported charges associated with CPT® codes 97607 and 97608 reflect the cost of the PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System, as well as, the work to assess the wound, apply it, and provide instructions for ongoing care.  Unlike CPT® codes 97605 and 97606 that describe traditional negative pressure wound therapy using durable medical equipment that is billed separately from the procedure; CPT® codes 97607 and 97608 include the cost of the disposable negative pressure wound therapy device.  Ambulatory surgical centers may want to contemplate these differences when setting charges.

For detailed product information, including indications for use, contraindications, effects, precautions and warnings, please consult the product’s Instructions for Use (IFU) prior to use.

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