To provide the wound care practitioner with information about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pressure ulcer present-on-admission (POA) indicators.
This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.
After reading the article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:
- Describe the history and rationale for the CMS financial incentives for pressure ulcer (PrU) prevention.
- Identify the CMS Pressure Ulcer POA indicators and 2009 ICD-9 coding for PrU staging.
- Discuss the implications of the new CMS reimbursement for PrUs on healthcare organization practices with examples of successful interventions for PrU reduction.