Spiracur, a medical device manufacturer based in Sunnyvale, California, received two new Medicare reimbursement codes for its wound therapy system. The wound therapy system uses negative pressure environments to increase the healing rate of wounds.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued codes G0457 and G0456 for the company’s SNaP wound care device. The SNaP system uses a specialized suction pump for negative wound pressure therapy. The SnaP system also uses the company’s proprietary hydrocolloid dressing and spring assembly to maintain a constant negative pressure. According to information released by the company, the SNaP system weighs less than three ounces and is disposable.
In prepared remarks, CEO Gary Restani said, "We are extremely pleased with CMS' decision to release 2 codes to cover reimbursement of NPWT delivered by a mechanically-powered device in wound care clinics and physician offices.” He continued, “This is particularly important for patients who receive their wound care therapy in their doctor's offices or at a clinic, as it allows patients to be ambulatory instead of remaining in a home care setting.”