Category: CEO Insights

Wound Center Reimbursement

Hold on to Toto, Dorothy, the winds of change are here, and it looks more like a tornado than a gentle breeze. This week, CMS published their proposed changes for OPPS, (Outpatient Prospective Payment System, which provides the rulebook on how outpatient provider based centers, which wound centers usually are, get paid) which was first … Continued

Wound Centers in 2013: 5 Things To Watch For: #5

With the start of 2013 comes what is sure to be a roller-coaster of a year for the health care industry  as a whole, and hospital services in particular. Hospitals will continue to be watching carefully for what impact of the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) will have on them this year. 2013 rolls out … Continued

Wounded After The Election?

So here we are. It’s the day after Super Tuesday and we are muddling through what all of the election results really mean to us. The first question I got this morning however, was; “Does the election change anything in Wound Care?” My short answer is yes. The re-election of Obama for another term certainly … Continued


Thriving Under Pressure, Inc. Magazine Sept. 2012 I am excited to report that thanks to the amazing team I work with every day and the exceptional clients who give us the opportunity to work with them, Wound Care Advantage has made the Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the fastest growing companies in the country for … Continued

5 Ways To Turn Around Your Wound Center

Don’ Throw It Away!!! Many hospitals find themselves at a crossroads with an outpatient wound center that no longer works the way it once did, or simply is not living up to it’s potential. Before you throw it out of your hospital, there may be some simple steps to take that may start the process … Continued

The Passing of A Passionate Wound Expert and Leader…

I was saddened to learn this week about the passing of Robert Warriner III, MD, FACA, FCCP, FCCWS, a leader and tireless educator of the entire wound care industry. If you were not fortunate enough to have met or been educated by him, his accomplishments deserve your attention.  (press release) (obituary) It was an honor to have … Continued

When To Tell Hospitals “NO”

One of the frustrating issues our team often comes across when we help hospital partners transition from being with a management company to owning and controlling their own program, is the lack of correct billing, coding, and collection processes we find. More frustrating than finding these issues is often times the battle we need to … Continued

Healogics and People: Both Getting Bigger!

Last month at the SAWC conference held in Atlanta, Jeff Nelson, CEO of what was formerly Diversified Clinical Services, unveiled the name of the newest roll up in our industry; Healogics.This company is the culmination of the largest merger in the wound center management industry between Divirsified Clinical Services, and National Healing earlier this year … Continued

Wall Street Journal Is Focused On Wound Care Today!

I was very pleased to read an excellent article in today’s Wall Street Journal regarding Wound Care and focusing on the approach at Montefiore Medical Center. I was happy to see the focus on the need, approach, financial impact, and overall benefit a comprehensive approach provides rather than simply a focus on one therapy such as … Continued

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