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Today's Wound Clinic
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August 2015

Volume 9 Issue 6
Joe Darrah |
San Antonio — This country’s current healthcare transition from volume-based care to a system predicated on value and quality can be just as complicated to understand for the patients who stand to benefit from its changes as it has been daunting for…
Melissa Johnson, PT, DPT, CWS |
Wound care clinicians are witnessing firsthand the changing US healthcare arena and the reality of quality-based payment. With the increase in patients diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity there’s also been a dramatic rise in…
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ANSWERS: Z09                 Encounter for follow-up examination after completed treatment for conditions other than malignancy E11.51            Type 2 Diabetes w/ peripheral angiopathy w/o gangrene (gangrene not present due to amputation) Z94.0…
Editor’s Note: This news column runs in conjunction with our online Quality Measures Resource Center. For more quality measures-related materials, visit MS Announces Updates To …
Organogenesis Launches PuraPly Products  Organogenesis Inc., Canton, MA, has launched its new PuraPly™ wound management products, including the first purified collagen matrix with polyhexamethylene biguanide hydrochloride (PHMB) antimicrobial agent…
When reviewing this case study, refer to the instructions given in the case study published in the January/February 2015 issue of Today’s Wound Clinic (as well as the series of ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Documentation Tips that were regularly…
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS |
For the past few years, I have been doing my best to educate wound care professionals regarding the need to proactively develop wound care services as part of disease-management services that span the continuum of care    
Valerie Sullivan, PT, MS, CWS |
We launched this publication in spring 2007. The first issue provided readers with articles discussing the “tools” needed to build a successful wound clinic and featured imagery of a construction worker complete with a tool belt on the cover.…
Pamela G. Unger, PT, CWS, FCCWS |
Collaborative wound care teams featuring providers of varying disciplines are becoming more popular throughout the industry. Knowing appropriate coding and reimbursement procedures comes with the territory.
Suzie Ehmann, DPT, CWS, CLT-LANA |
The role of this underutilized adjunctive therapy for wound management and the skills of the licensed CLT could benefit your practice and staff.
Jennifer Hurlow, GNP-BC, CWOCN |
More doors are opening in wound care for those with APRN credentialing.
Elizabeth Warner, PT, & Catherine T. Milne, MSN, APRN, BC-ANP, CWOCN-AP |
While many healthcare facilities provide multidisciplinary care to wound patients in 2015, few achieve the cohesion that defines a true interdisciplinary approach. What’s the difference?     
Karen A. Gibbs, PT, PhD, DPT, CWS, & Harriett B. Loehne, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS |
With increased standards of entry-level educational requirements for physical therapists, treatment plans can more appropriately focus on returning patients to function, not just wound closure.
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