Support Surfaces

Support Surfaces (Low Air Loss Mattresses)

 

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    Ohio Medicaid:

 

Group One - Preventive

 

  • These are usually a mattress overlay or a foam mattress replacement.  They may be covered if a patient is completely immobile, OR has limited mobility or any stage ulcer on the trunk or pelvic along with at least one of the following:
    • Impaired nutritional status
    • Incontinence
    • Altered sensory perception
    • Compromised circulatory status

 

 

Group Two – Therapeutic

 

  • Usually a powered pressure reducing mattress (such as air loss, alternating pressure) that can be placed directly on a hospital bed frame.  It may be covered if the patient has:
    • Multiple Stage II ulcers on trunk or pelvis, and
    • Previous month of treatment on a Group I, and ulcers that has worsened or remained the same in the past month OR
    • Large or multiple Stage II ulcers on trunk of pelvic, and
    • Recent flap or graft surgery for an ulcer on the trunk or pelvis (60 days), and
    • Previous use of a Group II or III surface immediately prior to a recent discharge from a facility (30 days).

 

  • Documentation – Medicaid CMN and about 21 pieces of documentation. Prior Authorization is required.

 

 

    Medicare:

 

Group One – Preventive

 

  • These are usually a mattress overlay or a foam mattress replacement.  They may be covered if a patient is completely immobile, OR has limited mobility or any stage ulcer on the trunk or pelvic along with at least one of the following:
    • Impaired nutritional status
    • Incontinence
    • Altered sensory perception
    • Compromised circulatory status

 

 

 

Group Two – Therapeutic

 

  • Usually a powered pressure reducing mattress (such as air loss, alternating pressure) that can be placed directly on a hospital bed frame.  It may be covered if the patient has:
    • Multiple Stage II ulcers on trunk or pelvis, and
    • Previous month of treatment on a Group I, and ulcers that has worsened or remained the same in the past month OR
    • Large or multiple Stage II ulcers on trunk of pelvic, and
    • Recent flap or graft surgery for an ulcer on the trunk or pelvis (60 days), and
    • Previous use of a Group II or III surface immediately prior to a recent discharge from a facility (30 days).

 

  • Documentation – Written order and a CMN.

 

For More Information on Products and Coverage

Contact Kristina: (216) 252-3900 x 218  or  kristinam@healthaidofohio.com

Health Aid specializes in pressure-relieving mattresses to both prevent and provide therapy for skin breakdown. Appropriate support surfaces are very important for patients who spend extended periods in bed. Health Aid has a wide array of specialty mattresses (including heavy duty) and overlays in stock, and usually available for same day delivery. To obtain a Group One or Group Two mattress, a written order/prescription can begin the process.

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Learn More About Our Specialty Mattresses

 

Group I- Preventative Support Surfaces

Foam Mattress Replacements are made of high-density, open-cell foam which allows the mattress to conform to a patient's own curvatures. It is a low-maintenance option for someone at risk for skin breakdown. (250-pound weight limit)

Gel Foam Overlays have four large gel bladders placed inside a 3-inch high foam casing that provide additional pressure relief and comfort to a patient's existing mattress. This is an additional option when looking for an easy solution to skin breakdown prevention. (250-pound weight limit)

Alternating Pressure Overlays are a powered air overlay with horizontal cells that silently alternate, allowing for pressure relief on certain areas of the body at any given time. There are varied settings to allow the patient control over the overlay's firmness (250-pound weight limit)

Static Air Overlays are a non-powered air overlay with sporadic holes that provide air circulation and moisture dissipation for the patient. "Han Wells" allow for caregiver assistance with rolling, transfers or sitting. (300-pound weight limit)

Group II- Therapeutic Support Surfaces

Low Air-Loss/Alternating Pressure Mattress Replacement: Low air-loss therapy wicks away excess moisture caused from sweating or some incontinence, and immerses the patient to distribute pressure. Other options are available on select mattress pumps, including an upright function wich prevents "bottoming out" while elevated in bed. (400-pound weight limit. Bariatric sizes available.)

Dry Floatation Overlays are made up of four sections (zones) to accommodate different body types. Individual air cells allow for increased blood flow, less friction/sheering on the skin, and ideal contouring to the patient's body. The overlay is non-powered and adjusted manually with a hand pump. No weight limit.

For More Information on Products and Coverage

Health Aid of Ohio offers the following Specialty Mattresses for patients. For more information, contact Health Aid of Ohio 800-762-5438.