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Editorial Correspondence

Today's Wound Clinic
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September 2014

Volume 8 Issue 7
Joe Darrah |
Through coordination between the inpatient LTAC and outpatient clinic, patients in the Delaware Valley are receiving a truly collaborative approach to wound care.
Joe Darrah |
Editor’s Note: TWC offers this exclusive inside look at the SAWC conference specifically for our wound clinic audience.
Des Bell, DPM, CWS |
In this exclusive TWC column, we highlight the state of wound care from a global perspective as seen through the eyes of editorial board member Des Bell, DPM, CWS. Others are encouraged to submit their stories as well.
Donna J. Cartwright, MPA, RHIA, CCS, RAC, FAHIMA |
This month’s tool covers “pertinent personal and family history;” Categories Z79, Z80-Z86 & Z88-89.
Shawna Philbin, BSN, RN, CWOCN |
Two illustrative examples of cost savings occurred in a case comparing NPWT with Drawtex and a case comparing advanced wound dressing therapy with Drawtex. This article offers a review of both case studies.
Kevin Yankowsky, JD & Caroline Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS |
Wound care providers, not EHR vendors, are responsible for safeguarding protected health information under HIPAA and HITECH. Review the compliance regulations today.
Tracy Vecchiarelli, MS, BS, PE & Jonathan R. Hart, MS, BS |
Given the growing of patient populations and newly adopted safety codes, your wound clinic may not be considered “safe” today. Has your facility adapted to what is considered “best practices” in safety?
Eric J. Lullove, DPM, CWS, FACCWS |
Advertising via print, television, or radio may not be the best monies to invest in marketing. Market analysis shows that the appropriate use of social media can be a very effective means to get one’s message across.
Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS & Kathleen D. Schaum, MS |
In this exclusive TWC article, we reflect on the recent findings to a survey that asked readers to assess their existing wound clinics.
Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS |
As we reassess our wound care services on the eve of a tremendous change in healthcare delivery, it might be useful to look back before we try to look ahead.
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS |
Understand how CMS uses your claims data, how you can improve the accuracy of your claims, and how you can positively influence future OPPS payment rates.
Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS |
We are in the middle of a fundamental restructuring of outpatient payment policy. The only thing we can do about healthcare reform is change ourselves and the way our wound centers operate. This issue of Today’s Wound Clinic (TWC) is devoted to…
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