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 Physician82(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. 

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The Calibrace+ is Prescribed by Physicians Around the Nation

Doctors have prescribed the Calibrace+ at the following hospitals: 

  • Mayo Clinic

  • Barrow Neurological Institute

  • Allegheny General Hospital

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

  • VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

  • VA Philadelphia Healthcare System

  • VA Denver Healthcare System

  • Emory

Examples of insurance plans: 

  • Medicare

  • TriNet

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Cigna

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.