Long-Term Care

How do I code a pressure ulcer if the area has been amputated?

MDS 3.0 Insider, April 4, 2011

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Q: I have a resident that had a stage 4 pressure ulcer. He went out to the hospital and had a left above the knee amputation related to the severity and multiple diagnoses. He is now readmitted to the nursing facility. How do I score the stage 4 pressure ulcer on the MDS since technically it was not healed?

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