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March 2018

Volume 12 Issue 3
In this episode, Stephen G. Bergquist, MD, CWSP, discusses a recent report that found claims for HBOT services were denied due to a lack of medical documentation, and other important factors in the delivery of hyperbaric medicine affecting today’s…
CMS Proposes Opioid Prescribing Limits for Medicare Enrollees New regulations recently proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would put limits on pharmacies’ filling of opioid prescriptions for Medicare beneficiaries.…
Aviles, Shindell Collaborate at Wound Care Roundtable Event
Indiana Hospital Expansion to Include Wound Care Center Officials at Franciscan Health Lafayette (IN) East, Lafayette, IN, have announced plans for a $60-million expansion project that will include a new outpatient wound care clinic.
OIG Releases HBOT Compliance Report   
As the leading multidisciplinary conference on wound care and healing, the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) delivers quality evidence-based wound management and prevention education for the entire wound care team. Even after 31 years, SAWC…
Editor’s Note: This commentary piece is published in place of our regularly occurring From The Editor message.
Helen B. Gelly, MD, FACCWS, UHM/ABPM, FUHM |
It is well known in the hyperbaric community that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a prior authorization model in 2015 for non-emergent hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in Illinois, Michigan, and New Jersey. This…
Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM |
Guidelines exist for the ethical off-label use of HBOT. An institutional review board- approved protocol is not required for case- by-case decisions to use HBOT off-label. It is possible to utilize HBOT unethically for approved indications. The most…
Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM |
Will wound care providers get on board with HBOT quality reporting before the flood waters get too high? That remains to be seen. 
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS |
Even though obtaining reimbursement for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) requires the same skills as obtaining reimbursement for other wound care procedures, wound care professionals continue to have many questions about coding, payment, coverage,…
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