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18-06-2007, 05:00 PM
I am wondering what is the minimum we could claim for when prescribing primapore dressings, can you claim for a single one? in the past we have not issued any scripts for these as they come in packs of 50 and we have absorbed the cost through the minor surgery fees generated.
any comments gladly received; the other thing is whether to charge for a single dressing pack or order in the items separately- would this be feasible in order to claim the items separately, or am I crossing a line here?:o

14-08-2007, 03:51 PM
You can claim as a single item if you only need one dressing for that patient. This can be claimed as a PA item. The same goes for any dressings. Making sure you recover the cost is important. You can run atally on the box to account for the individual dressings or find a procedure that works with your nurses/doctors. If the cost is included in your ES you should not produce a script. If the patient is liable for a prescription charge they will have to Pay the 6,85 charge, unless you decide not to put it on a script and absorb the cost. If you use one of the appliance suppliers you can order single dressings - but they do like a reasonable amount of dressing/ appliance trade.