Pairing Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Dressings: Winning Clinical Combinations Right Dressings, Coding, Documentation, and Payment!

Alison Garten, DPM, CWSP, CPed

Alison Garten, DPM, CWSP, CPed
Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon
Certified Wound Care Physician
Past President - American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP)
Wound Care Panel Physician - Piedmont Medical Center Rock Hill, SC
Wound Care Consultant and Professional Speaker

Kathleen Schaum, MS

Kathleen Schaum, MS
Kathleen D Schaum & Associates, Inc
Lake Worth, FL


This live webinar will focus on selecting the right pairs of dressings that include superabsorbent polymer (SAP)dressings used as a primary or secondary dressing in wound clinics and physician and other qualified healthcare professional (QHP) offices. Dr Alison Garten will present clinical examples to demonstrate the decision-making process necessary for appropriate dressing selections that may improve wound/ulcer management. Kathleen Schaum will discuss the importance of medical record documentation and thorough written orders 1) to ensure that patients receive the correct dressing pairs and 2) to allow the supplier to code accurately and receive correct payment. Dr Garten and Ms Schaum will conclude by reviewing clinical cases with the appropriate orders, documentation, and coding.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the clinical value of selecting winning dressing combinations that include superabsorbent polymer (SAP) dressings.
  2. Describe documentation, written orders, coding, coverage, and payment for various dressing pairs.
  3. Review clinical cases to demonstrate various pairs of dressings selected along with the appropriate documentation, accurate orders, and correct coding for various clinical cases.
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