Author: Mike Comer

Wound Care Weekly: Hospitals Sue Over Site-Neutral Rule

Last week, we discussed the “Site-Neutral Rule,” which would reduce Evaluation and Management charges for off-campus outpatient programs, including wound care and hyperbaric medicine centers. This week, 38 Hospitals sued Health and Human Services (HHS), challenging the rule. The lawsuit alleges that HHS Secretary Alex Azar exceeded his authority when this rule was implemented January 1, 2019.

Wound Care Weekly: Site-Neutral Reimbursement Impacts Wound Centers

In the final rule released in 2018 for 2019, CMS decided to reduce the E&M Level reimbursement for all off-campus departments of the hospital, including exempted centers. This reduction only affects CPT code G0463. If you have an off-campus provider-based department of the hospital, you will now be reimbursed 70% of the OPPS rate for 2019 with further reduction down to 40% in 2020.

Why Luvo?

After three years of development, we are proud and excited to finally introduce our new wound center operating system; Luvo. With that said, the question remains; Why Luvo? More than 20 years ago, I was trusted with building and operating the first wound center I had ever worked in. Let’s be honest, being a program … Continued

Introducing The New thewca.com

I am thankful for the opportunity to introduce you to the new thewca.com. If you haven’t seen a lot of content from us lately, it has been for a good reason. Our talented team at Wound Care Advantage has been head down this first quarter working for our clients, beta testing new technology and relaunching … Continued

Finding What You Hate

It was my last day of High School. We would be graduating the next day, and somehow, by the skin of my teeth, I had made it through. The question was, what’s next? City College seemed possible, however with my attention issues and poor grades, a four year university was not on the agenda, and … Continued

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