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3M Health Care Announces Assignment of HCPCS Codes For 3M Coban 2 Layer Compression System

Monday, January 27, 2014

3M Health Care Announces Assignment of HCPCS Codes For 3M Coban 2 Layer Compression System

09:00 EST Monday, January 27, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Business Wire) -- 3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned product-specific Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for the 3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Compression System (Cat #2094). The innovative Coban 2 Layer Compression System is a compression bandaging system containing two rolls – a comfort layer and compression layer.

The comfort layer has been assigned HCPCS code A6441 (padding bandage) and the compression layer has been assigned A6452 (high compression bandage). The new codes were effective beginning January 2, 2014.

“This is an important milestone for 3M and our Coban 2 Layer Compression System, a testament to the innovation 3M has brought to the multi-layer compression market,” said Bill Cruise, 3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division president. “We are pleased to see that the CMS recognizes the value that our Coban brand therapy brings to patients.”

The Coban 2 Layer Compression System provides effective therapeutic compression for the management of venous leg ulcers, lymphedema and other conditions where compression therapy is appropriate. Designed for patients of all sizes, shapes and lifestyles, the system enables patients to wear their normal shoes, helping them return to daily living activities and improving their quality of life. The comfortable Coban 2 Layer Compression System is patient-preferred and clinically proven to significantly reduce slippage, leading to successful patient compliance.

Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System codes are used by suppliers and providers for reimbursement of medical products.

About 3M Health Care
3M Health Care offers solutions in the medical, oral care, drug delivery, food safety and health information markets. We have an unparalleled ability to connect people, insights, science and technology to think beyond today, solve problems, and make better health possible. Our culture of collaboration empowers us to discover and deliver practical, proven solutions that enable our customers to protect and improve the health of people around the world.

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Its culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

3M and Coban are trademarks of 3M.

Mary Kokkinen, 651-733-8806
Kohnstamm Communications
Aaron Berstler, 651-789-1264

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