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Today's Wound Clinic
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February 2017

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Volume 11 Issue 2
Study: Shift to Tighter Physician-Hospital Integration More Complex Than Expected  More physicians are contracting with hospitals through different types of agreements, but the shift to tighter physician-hospital integration is more complex than…
Wound Care Clinic to Participate in Study 
New Participants Join CMS Alternative Payment Models
Jaclyn Gaydos |
World War I (1914-18; WWI), aka the “Great War,” brought unimaginable destruction to the world. Whether it was economic resources, manpower, or aid, the sun never set on those affected by the war. Although the mass fighting officially started with…
Roger Shindell, MS, CHPS, CISA |
Provider-to-provider and provider-to-patient text messaging continues to increase. The risks and penalties associated with HIPAA violations are also on the rise.  
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS |
Information regarding coding, coverage, and payment is provided as a service to our readers. Every effort has been made to ensure information accuracy. However, HMP Communications and the author do not represent, guarantee, or warranty that coding,…
Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM |
I recently reread the book Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson. It’s an allegorical tale about response to change and illustrates the way people’s attitudes can determine whether they succeed or fail when faced with changes that impact their…
Rebekah Barrette, MS, RN, PCNS-BC, WCC & Melissa R. Bennetts, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC |
Wound care facilities can borrow specific inpatient strategies when caring for patients who’ve been recently discharged from the hospital. This article will focus on the pediatric population.  
Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM |
After years of practicing wound care, most clinicians can develop fairly good “doorknob” instincts — the ability to walk into an exam room, take one look at the patient’s wound, and immediately predict the likely outcome, even with their hand still…
Audrey Moyer-Harris, BSN, RN, CWCN, MBA; Eric J. Lullove, DPM, CWS, FACCWS; & J.A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI |
For wound care providers, saving a patient’s life often starts with preventing lower-limb amputation through appropriate screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular comorbidities. This article discusses how providers can collaborate across…
Han Pham Hulen, MD, ABPM/UHM |
With an aging patient population in the United States, there’s been a correlating increase in the incidence of chronic ulcerated wounds.1 Thus, the need for wound care specialists and those trained in taking a directed, aggressive, patient-centered…
Helen B. Gelly, MD, FUHM, FACCWS, UHM/ABPM |
In 2016, prepayment review for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System code G0277 was started by Medicare Administrative Contractors, including Noridian Healthcare Solutions, Novitas Solutions, Palmetto GBA,® and…
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