Skilled Wound Care

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What makes a wound skillable under Medicare A guidelines? 

Talino

Talino

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Examples in Medicare Benefit Policy Manual Chapter 8 p33

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• 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...

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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.

 

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