Skilled Wound Care

by GenaP GenaP (New) New

What makes a wound skillable under Medicare A guidelines? 



Specializes in ER CCU MICU SICU LTC/SNF. 1,010 Posts

Examples in Medicare Benefit Policy Manual Chapter 8 p33



• Application of dressings involving prescription medications and aseptic techniques (see §30.5 for exception);

• Treatment of decubitus ulcers, of a severity rated at Stage 3 or worse, or a widespread skin disorder (see §30.5 for exception);


Hence, a wound care must meet...


Nursing services are considered skilled when they are so inherently complex that they can be safely and effectively performed only by, or under the supervision of, a registered nurse or, when provided by regulation, a licensed practical (vocational) nurse.


Edited by Talino