As a Medicare beneficiary you can receive a Knee CPM machine if you meet all of the following requirements:
Medicare only approves of knee CPM therapy (HCPC code E0935) for total knee replacements (TKR), also known as total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Medicare only covers for knee CPM therapy with the following guidelines.
- For a patient to qualify through Medicare, the knee CPM must be applied within 2 days (48 hours) following surgery. If you wait until the 3rd day (49+ hours) Medicare will not cover the costs.
- No break in coverage during those 21 days is allowed.
- Knee CPM coverage lasts for 3 weeks (21 days) following a TKR.