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Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Home Use (NPWT)

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) involves the application of subatmospheric pressure to a wound to remove exudate and debris with the goal of facilitating wound healing, promoting granulation of the wound bed, and providing a bridge to surgical closure.

Coverage decision: Covered with conditions (Effective date: October 1, 2017)

Authorization requirements

Is authorization required? How do I get pre-authorization?
Yes

L&I (State fund):
Complete the Preauthorization & Continued Authorization Request Form and fax to: 360-902-9170.

Self-insured:
Contact the employer or its third party administrator


Regulatory authority and related information

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