A high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) device (e.g., ABI Vest Airway Clearance System, Therapy Vest) is an airway clearance device consisting of an inflatable vest connected by tubes to a small air-pulse generator.
Coverage is subject to the specific terms of the member's benefit plan.
High frequency chest wall oscillation devices (HFCWO) may be considered medically necessary for patients who meet the following:
Use of both an HFCWO device and a mechanical in-exsufflation device is considered not medically necessary. If the member meets the criteria for the high frequency chest wall oscillation device and a mechanical in-exsufflation device is also billed, the mechanical in-exsufflation device will be considered not medically necessary.
Replacement supplies used with patient owned equipment are considered medically necessary if the patient meets the criteria listed above for the base device.