Continued Coverage of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

What do you do if a beneficiary needs NPWT after three months of initial therapy? The Clinician Checklist for continuous coverage is there for you. In a nutshell:

  • Document continuing problems with the wound
    • Include additional measures being taken
  • Directly evaluate/document wound measures and healing progress monthly
    • Provide this documentation to the supplier
  • Review the LCD for supply allowables.

The NPWT webpage has links, tips, and educational resources. They’re just waiting for you.


Last Updated Jul 12 , 2022