Category: Compliance

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

Hyperbaric Technicians. Is Certified Enough?

As a technician, becoming a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT) through the National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT) is the gold standard of excellence for persons in the field of hyperbaric medicine. Over the years we have spent countless hours building, operating and managing wound care and hyperbaric facilities for hospitals across the … Continued

ACO’s and Wound Care

Two weeks ago when HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius introduced the long awaited ACO (Accountable Care Organization) regulations, the only example she provided on how this could save a hospital money was in concert with outpatient wound care! “As part of an Accountable Care Organization a hospital that follows up with a patient, [for example] to make … Continued

Wound Care Contracts

How long is your contract? This past week WCA was asked to review a program to determine what if any improvements need to be made. We were shocked to find out that the hospital had a fifteen year contract with the management company. Is it just us or does that seem ridiculous? Now more than … Continued

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