Category: Compliance

Telehealth in Wound Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the healthcare system as a whole and brought attention to remote wound management. Providers and patients alike see the benefits of providing care via telehealth.

Five Tips for CTP Compliance: How to avoid being flagged for overuse

Also referred to as skin substitutes, cellular and tissue-based products (CTPs) include non-autologous human skin grafts, non-human skin substitute grafts, and biological products that form a sheet scaffolding. They’re increasingly being used in the wound care clinic for the treatment of non-healing wounds including diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, and venous ulcers. In order to ensure optimal patient care and a smooth insurance reimbursement process, it’s important for wound care clinicians to strive for accurate documentation when using CTPs. Christina Le, CNO and Nick Jagodzinski, Atlantic Regional Clinical Coordinator, offer five helpful tips to help you avoid claim denials.

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.

A Breath Of Fresh Air: The Innovation of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

By Melissa Bailey, Director of Education  Sometimes medicine is birthed in the most unlikely of places. Studying the lives of milkmaids helped Edward Jenner discover the smallpox vaccine. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) owes its roots to a doctor who noticed that patients with heart disease had better outcomes when they lived closer to sea level than … Continued

A little protein goes a long way!

By Melissa Bailey, Director of Education  We keep seeing more studies that relate nutrition (or lack thereof) to chronic wounds. Today, let’s quickly unpack one specific nutrient that makes a huge difference in the healing rates of chronic wounds: proteins! Proteins are large molecules made up of smaller units called amino acids. Combined in various ways, … Continued

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