Beginning in October, Deep Tissue Pressure Injury will no longer be coded as an Unstageable Pressure Ulcer. Instead, ICD-10-CM has expanded Category L89, Pressure Ulcer to include Pressure-induced Deep Tissue Damage.
Every year, CMS releases updates and changes to the Medicare-Severity Diagnostic Related Groups (MS-DRGs) and the complication/comorbidity and major complication comorbidity (CC/MCC) diagnosis lists.
But the big news is what’s NOT taking effect in the final rule…
Do you know which Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) was the ONLY one with increased rates between 2014 and 2017?
This HAC resulted in:
-A 6% incidence rate increase
-An increase of $1.7 Billion in costs
-An increase of 4,900 deaths
Check out this post to learn more.
If you missed it, check out the recording of our webinar with Dr. Joyce Black that presents learners with a deeper understanding of the etiology and pathophysiology of Deep Tissue Pressure Injuries (DTPIs) and Pressure Injuries (PIs) as well as risk stratification and prevention techniques. In addition, we will bridge the gap to the impact of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs), the importance of present on admission (POA) documentation, and relevant regulations.
We all know visual assessment and wound size are important indicators, but do they always tell the whole story? What if you could combine those with the ability to see beyond the naked eye?
In the case outlined below we give you the history, the photographs and wound size (LxW Area) from two separate Scout imaging encounters (but blind you from the long-wave infrared images).
Based on what you see, how would you objectively validate a positive treatment response? Would having a physiological view of wound and surrounding tissue give you more insight into what’s going on?
Looking for ways to reduce your facility’s Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injury (HAPI) rate? Do you have an organizational initiative to improve quality metrics relating to Hospital-Acquired Conditions?
Check out this peer-reviewed article to learn how an urban acute care hospital’s ICU utilized WoundVision’s Scout to help drive a 60% reduction in their Deep Tissue Pressure Injury / HAPI rate!