Frequently Asked Questions

Will our Long-Term care facility be billed anything for your services?


Specialized Wound Management directly bills Medicare, Medicaid and Insurance companies.




Can your Practitioners see Hospice Patients?


Yes! As long as the patient's primary diagnosis is not wound related. Our care for hospice patients focuses on quality of life, comfort and dignity.




How often will you be treating our wound patients?


Normally we see patients on a weekly basis. If medically necessary, a patient may be seen twice a week.




Will SWM work with our medical director and attending physicians to assess and treat our patients?


Yes! All wound treatments are performed by masters prepared certified nurse practitioners. We do require a referral from the resident's primary physician.




Will SWM see Medicaid only patients?


Yes! The frequency of allowed patient visits varies from state to state.




Will SWM continue care after a resident leaves our facility?


Yes! We see many home health patients!




Does SWM provide the products needed for your treatments?


Our Nurse Practitioners will bring items incident to the treatment: debridement kits, gauze, and gloves, etc. We will work with your current vendors and will stay within your formularies. If our Nurse Practitioner believes a product that is outside your formulary would be beneficial, the Nurse Practitioner will discuss this recommendation with the Director of Nursing.




What do you need from us to begin treating a resident?


It's as easy as one, two, and three! Step 1: a copy of the facility's face sheet. If the patient is one hospice, please document that on the face sheet and provide the name of the hospice agency. Step 2: a copy of the Physician's written/telephone order. The order should read: SWM to consult and treat wound(s) as indicated. Step 3: a verbal authorization from the patient's Power of Attorney (POA) or a signed authorization on a Specialized Wound Management form. Then fax these documents to (800).605.8906.