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November 2018

Editorial Staff

Managing Editor:
Brian McCurdy
Art Director:
Karen Copestakes
Associate Editor:
Meghann Taft-Lockard

Editorial Correspondence

Today's Wound Clinic
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November 2018

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Volume 12 Issue 11
Margaret Falconio-West, BSN, RN |
In this video series, Margaret Falconio-West, BSN, RN, discusses ways in which wound care professionals can improve the skin health of their patients. Click here for the full series.   
Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM |
What scares me the most about the following story is the fact that I did not pay attention to the problem until a few years ago, when we began developing quality measures for wound care practitioners. Now that I am paying attention, I’m horrified by…
Podcast host Stephen G. Bergquist, MD, CWSP, is joined by TWC clinical editor Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM; Kathleen D. Schaum, MS; and Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, FACCWS, CWON; to discuss how wound care providers can impact wellness…
CMS Announces Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program The 2019 Medicare & You Handbook includes information on the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), a new Medicare-covered service. Healthcare providers can assist their patients in the…
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,…
Roger Shindell, MS, CHPS, CISA |
Privacy compliance is often a neglected task. Wound care program directors should advocate for a committed CPO for their health system or clinic, if one is not in place.
Naomi J.L. Halpern & James R. Ravitz |
The Physician Payments Sunshine Act was enacted in 2010 as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act1 and requires that pharmaceutical and medical device companies make publicly available reports to the government concerning payments to…
Donna J. Cartwright, MPA, RHIA, CCS, RAC, FAHIMA |
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,…
Pass along this informative clinical guide to your patients. (See the documents at right to download the handouts.)
Frank Aviles Jr., PT, CWS, FACCWS, CLT & Debbi Whitten-Byles, RRT, RRT-SDS |
Insurance restrictions and clinical guidance may preclude patients from receiving HBOT. But the lack of oxygen experienced by those living with COPD and sleep apnea may be more troubling for outpatient clinics when trying to heal wounds.
Liz Friedrich, MPH, RDN, CSG, LDN, FAND, NWCC |
An unbalanced, unhealthy diet may be responsible for nonhealing wounds, particularly among patients who live with diabetes. Wound care providers can take steps to help their patients avoid malnutrition.
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