By Glenda J. Motta, RN, BSN, MPH, WOCN
What's the relationship between coding and reimbursement? How are wound care products, services and technologies assigned codes, such as HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System)? What does this process entail?
Reimbursement is a complex and often confusing subject. Asking the right questions, understanding the terminology and who and what is involved in determining reimbursement classification will help in better understanding what’s reimbursable and how the coding system works.
This guide explores reimbursement coding systems (i.e. HCPCS) relative to wound care products, services and technologies.
What you will get out of this guide: