Wound Care Supplies

Hi,

We have patients on service requiring wound care, they are also patients at our hospital's wound clinic. We are hemorrhaging money providing all of the expensive specialty wound dressings. Now the wound clinic is inquiring if we can provide gradient compression stockings, AFO Boots, Prevlon Boots etc. We contacted pharmacy/DME companies in our area and they said most insurances will not cover compression stockings - they are considered cash & carry, they thought the Boots could possibly be covered, and not bundled with the Home Health payment. Do any other agencies provide such specialty items for wound care; such as dressings (Optifoam Gentle AG; Optilock etc.) How do you deal with the expense, do you have a formulary of supplies that are comparable, but not as costly? Any ideas appreciated.

Ellie
CCMH Home Health
Carrollton, MO
(660) 542-3301
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