Section: Wound Care Category: Wound Care

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

Alison Garten, DPM Kathleen Schaum, MS

This Webinar focuses 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. Alison Garten, DPM, CWSP, CPed discusses clinical examples to demonstrate the decision-making process necessary for appropriate dressing selections that may improve wound/ulcer management. Kathleen Schaum, MS discusses 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 conclude with reviewing clinical cases demonstrating the appropriate orders, documentation, and coding.

CME (Credits: 1.25)

Method of Participation

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Goals and 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.
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • CME (Credits: 1.25)

    PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.25 continuing education contact hours

    Release Date: 03/14/2022 Expiration Date: 03/14/2023

  • Author
  • Alison Garten, DPM

    Past President American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP)
    Wound Care Panel Physician
    Piedmont Medical Center
    Rock Hill, SC

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    Alison Garten has disclosed she is a member of the Speaker's Bureau for HARTMANN and Smith + Nephew; Chief Medical Advisor for HARTMANN


    Kathleen Schaum has no relevant financial interest to disclose.