Category: Compliance

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

Teach simply, not simplistically!

By Melissa Bailey, Education Director  Whenever I drop my car off at the auto body shop the conversation with my mechanic usually goes something like this: “My car is making a funny noise. It sounds like something is dangling.” “A funny noise, huh? Like metal scraping against metal?” “No, not really.” “Okay, how about when … Continued

Wound Care Progam Proformas

“Care. Compliance. Cash.” When I started in the medical world over 20 years ago, the first hospital CEO I worked with told me that; ” In hospitals, care should be your first priority, followed very closely by being fanatically compliant, and when those two things are done, keep your eye on the cash flow so … Continued

Medicare’s EHR program…a win-win for all.

The WCA’s customized electronic health record (Provided by NetHealth) has received full certification as a Complete EHR(Electronic Health Record) by the Drummond Group, as an ONC-ATCB approved testing entity. By meeting the 2011/2012 criteria, our Electronic Medical Record system supports the Stage One Meaningful Use measures required for eligible providers to qualify for funding under … Continued

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