Author: Rylan Smith

The Hidden Costs of Amputations

April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. A time when we pause to remember and honor the millions living with limb loss after an amputation. When advanced wound care strategies are not applied and a wound becomes unmanageable, physicians are oftentimes forced to turn to this extreme procedure. It is traumatic for the … Continued

Palmetto Post Payment Probe for Hyperbarics

The Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto recently released the results of a post payment probe for hyperbarics (HCPCS Code: G0277). We’ve seen this before within our industry and it usually means another round of audits are coming. Here’s a summary of the findings and how you can avoid hyperbaric denials through strong documentation practices:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers: To Buy…or Not to Buy?

Back in 2011, our CEO Mike Comer wrote a blog post about whether to rent or buy a hyperbaric chamber for an outpatient wound care program, and that post continues to generate interest to this day. Since that time, our industry has experienced many changes, but the interest and need for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is still very much alive.

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