The Problem with Posture and Balance
Abnormal posture and balance can lead to discomfort, reduced quality of life, and increased fall risk (Salzman, B. (2010). Gait and balance disorders in older adults. Am Fam Physician, 82(1), 61-68). Falls are costly for insurance providers, hospitals, and patients. In fact, fall accidents can cost an average of $34,294 per patient ("Falls Cost U.S. Hospitals $34 billion in Direct Medical Costs." Johns Hopkins Under the Dome April 2015 Edition).
Calibrace+ offers an easily implemented solution
The Calibrace+ has a front apron that provides compression of the torso. The patented tension system lifts the shoulders up and back, improving posture and balance. The brace is lightweight, breathable and discreet. Users can wear the brace under or over clothing and during exercise if desired.
The Calibrace+ is Prescribed by Physicians Around the Nation
Doctors have prescribed the Calibrace+ at the following hospitals:
Barrow Neurological Institute
Allegheny General Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
VA Philadelphia Healthcare System
VA Denver Healthcare System
Examples of insurance plans:
Blue Cross Blue Shield
How to Prescribe
General Guideline for Insurance Coverage:
Medicare and most commercial insurance plans provide payment for the Calibrace+. The Calibrace+ is coded under HPCCS code L0457. Must document the need for the Calibrace+ in the patient's medical records using one of the following ICD-10 codes and descriptions:
To request an insurance payment evaluation call or fax your inquires or completed prescription forms to 855-379-6283. The following information is needed for a complete prescription:
Insurance information, i.e. copy of the patient insurance card (front and back)
Patient demographic information, i.e. name, phone, DoB, diagnosis, permission to contact, etc.
Physicians order, prescription, and treatment note
NOTE: The guidelines above are general and do not assure payment.