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Today's Wound Clinic
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October 2015

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Volume 9 Issue 8
For our most recent reader survey, Today’s Wound Clinic asked readers to share their experiences regarding audits that have occurred in their outpatient wound clinics. Here, we offer some of your anonymous stories. Thanks to all those who…
Samantha Kuplicki, BSN, RN, CWS, CWCN, CFCN |
Dear Editor:
Gerard J. Gianoli, MD |
There was a saying among workers in the old Soviet Union: “They pretend to pay us and we pretend to work.” They were partly joking and partly serious. In a centrally planned economy, workers are not paid their true worth and, consequently, they…
For this month’s feature, Today’s Wound Clinic speaks with Caroline Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM, chief medical officer about the company’s EHR approach to ICD-10-CM conversion.   Today’s Wound Clinic (TWC): What are some of the major differences…
Eric J. Lullove, DPM, CWS, FACCWS |
Well, after just a few weeks of living with ICD-10-CM, I’m sure some to most of us in the industry are befuddled, confused, irritated, and/or maligned due to the coding changes implemented Oct.1. As much as this is to be expected, I want to discuss…
Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM, & Helen Gelly, MD, FACCWS, UHM/ABPM, FUHM |
CMS officials believe they can reduce HBOT spending while maintaining or improving quality of care by ensuring services are provided in compliance with Medicare coverage and payment rules before the claims are paid. This article provides an update…
M. Darlene Carey, MBA |
Notice of an audit can elicit fear and concern. Practice these approaches to better ensure more successful outcomes and less stress.  
Barbara Aung, DPM, CWS, CPMA, CSFAC |
Receiving an audit notification letter can be very unsettling for any healthcare provider. Successfully navigating the process begins with appropriate preparation. This article will help your chances for audit “success” by offering a guide through…
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 the accuracy of the information. However, HMP Communications and the authors do not represent, guarantee, or warranty…
Valerie Larson-Lohr, MSN, APRN |
Auditing bodies and auditors can be as unique as the patients you’re treating. This guide will help explain the differences among those groups that can audit your wound clinic and will discuss what they may be looking for when auditing occurs.  
Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM |
Particular modalities have come under the microscope in this industry. Is your clinic performing them appropriately as per medical necessity?
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