CMS Changes Wound Care & Hyperbaric Supervision Requirements: Or Did It?
Valerie Short, RN, ACHRN, CWCN, CWS, CMBS, FACCWS Director of Operations & Compliance National Baromedical Services, Inc. Effective January 1, 2020, the minimum required level of supervision for hospital outpatient therapeutic services changed from direct to general supervision. At first blush, this is a big deal. It caught many providers off guard, especially as it seems to contradict Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) for reimbursement. I consulted with various Medicare