National Coverage Determination (NCD)

Porcine Skin and Gradient Pressure Dressings


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Tracking Information

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Porcine Skin and Gradient Pressure Dressings
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Effective Date of this Version
This is a longstanding national coverage determination. The effective date of this version has not been posted.

Description Information

Benefit Category
Surgical Dressings

Please Note: This may not be an exhaustive list of all applicable Medicare benefit categories for this item or service.

Indications and Limitations of Coverage

Porcine (pig) skin dressings are covered, if reasonable and necessary for the individual patient as an occlusive dressing for burns, donor sites of a homograft, and decubiti and other ulcers.

Gradient pressure dressings are Jobst elasticized heavy duty dressings used to reduce hypertrophic scarring and joint contractures following burn injury. They are covered when used for that purpose.

Additional Information

Other Versions
Title Version Effective Between
Porcine Skin and Gradient Pressure Dressings 1 01/01/1966 - N/A You are here