My question is this....We have a patient who has chronic pressure ulcers due to being under weight and bed bound. She recently went to the hospital for a pathological fracture of the femur and returned Medicare. She is not appropriate for Physical Therapy because of her physical disabilities, one of which is rhemuatoid arthritis, can she be skilled for the wounds which she had prior to hospitalization. It is a situation that has never occured for us before and we are not sure what the answer is. Our Medicare coordinator says no, our assistant says yes and I am unsure.
Thanx for any help you can give.