New Wound Care Policy for Therapists in Florida

October 20, 2017
Rick Gawenda

First Coast Service Options has published a future local coverage determination (LCD) for wound care for providers in the state of Florida. The effective date for the new LCD is for dates of service on or after December 7, 2017. This LCD will also apply to Medicare providers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. To access the LCD, click

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  1. I’m looking for information on whether or not a PTA can bill the selective debridement codes without a PT assessing the wound each visit? For example, if the PT has instructed the PTA on what dressing changes, enzymatic debridement, etc are indicated, can that PTA bill 97597 and/or 97598 without the PT on site to assess each visit (in Kentucky). Thank you.

    1. You would want to contact your state licensing board for this question as well as review your state practice act.