When dispensing surgical dressings, the dressing size should be selected based on the size of the ulcer being treated. From a clinical standpoint, the dressing should cover the entire ulcer. From a compliance and payment standpoint, it is not appropriate to use a large dressing size when a smaller size was available that could have […]
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When dispensing surgical dressings, it is important that the dressing size is selected appropriately based on the size of the ulcer being treated. The dressing should be large enough to cover the entire ulcer. However, you cannot expect reimbursement for a dressing when a smaller size is available that could have covered the same ulcer.
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The short answer is… No. Medicare will not make separate payments for items dispensed during any inpatient stay in acute care hospitals, long term care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, inpatient psychiatric facilities, or critical access hospitals. Medicare makes payments to these entities via different payment systems and all payments made through these systems are considered […]
Surgical dressings can be used for all types of qualifying ulcers. This includes arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and pressure ulcers. It is important to use the correct diagnosis codes for each of these ulcer types. Diabetic foot ulcer codes should start with L97-. Stasis ulcer codes begin with I83-. L89- codes are […]
When dispensing surgical dressings, it is important to differentiate between primary and secondary dressings and to use them in conjunction when indicated. PRIMARY DRESSINGS Primary dressings are therapeutic or protective and can be applied directly to ulcers. SECONDARY DRESSINGS Secondary dressings are needed to secure and/or aid in the function of a primary dressing. A […]