Light compression bandages, self-adherent bandages, and conforming bandages are covered when they are used to hold wound cover dressings in place over any wound type. Most compression bandages are reusable. Usual frequency of replacement would be no more than one per week unless they are part of a multi-layer compression bandage system.
Conforming bandage dressing change is determined by the frequency of change of the selected underlying dressing.
Moderate or high compression bandages, conforming bandages, self-adherent bandages, and padding bandages are covered when they are part of a multi-layer compression bandage system used in the treatment of a venous stasis ulcer.
All of these bandages are non-covered when used for strains, sprains, edema, or situations other than as a dressing for a wound.