Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) Continued Coverage

For NPWT to continue, a licensed medical professional must do the following: on a regular basis, directly assess the wound(s) being treated with the NPWT pump and supervise or directly perform the NPWT dressing changes. And on at least a monthly basis, document changes in the ulcer’s dimensions and characteristics. This information can be found in the NPWT Local Coverage Determination (LCD) L33821 on the Active LCDs page.


Last Updated May 19 , 2022