Category: Operations

COVID-19: Lessons Learned

Wound care remains an essential service that prevents hospital admissions and ER visits among a fragile group of patients at high risk of COVID-19. We’ve created a video series to help our wound care industry colleagues adapt and respond.

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.

Wound Care Weekly: Site-Neutral Reimbursement Impacts Wound Centers

In the final rule released in 2018 for 2019, CMS decided to reduce the E&M Level reimbursement for all off-campus departments of the hospital, including exempted centers. This reduction only affects CPT code G0463. If you have an off-campus provider-based department of the hospital, you will now be reimbursed 70% of the OPPS rate for 2019 with further reduction down to 40% in 2020.

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