Stage 3/4 Pressure Ulcers
In the past we were taught to always code stage 3 and 4 pressure ulcers and if they were not open to code them further down the list. Below is an old quote from Lisa Selman-Holman website and I need to know if this rule has changed and where is documentation proof of the changes to code stage 3 and 4 pressure ulcers differently.
"Remember (and never forget) that closed stage 3s and 4s always require active intervention, including assessment and pressure ulcer risk interventions. The tissues lost are replaced by granulation tissue and they are always at risk. Because they should be addressed in the POC, they should be coded". from Lisa Selman-Holman