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CPT for Suction Pumps and Wound Dressings

Effective July 1, 2011, Medicare will allow four new K codes for billing suction pumps and accompanying surgical dressings. Ensure that your billing staffs are aware of these new K codes, which are effective for dates of service on or after July 1, 2011. The codes and their descriptors are as follows:

K0743 – SUCTION PUMP, HOME MODEL, PORTABLE, FOR USE ON WOUNDS;

K0744 – ABSORPTIVE WOUND DRESSING FOR USE WITH SUCTION PUMP, HOME MODEL, PORTABLE, PAD SIZE 16 SQUARE INCHES OR LESS;

K0745 – ABSORPTIVE WOUND DRESSING FOR USE WITH SUCTION PUMP, HOME MODEL; PORTABLE, PAD SIZE MORE THAN 16 SQUARE INCHES BUT LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 48 SQUARE INCHES; and

K0746 – ABSORPTIVE WOUND DRESSING FOR USE WITH SUCTION PUMP, HOME MODEL, PORTABLE, PAD SIZE GREATER THAN 48 SQUARE INCHES.

Reference: http://www.cms.gov/transmittals/downloads/R2206CP.pdf

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