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June 2019

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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June 2019

Volume 13 Issue 6
David Schwegman, MD, FACEP, CWS; and Helen B. Gelly, MD, FACCWS, UHM/ABPM, FUHM |
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been addressing inequities in payment for a variety of services. When a service is provided in the hospital outpatient department setting (HOPD), the patient is likely to receive two bills:…
Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM |
A 2018 Navigant report1 found that two-thirds of health systems saw operating income decline between fiscal year (FY) 2015 and FY 2017. Among those hospitals experiencing a decline in operating earnings, the average drop was a staggering 44%. The…
With the plethora of dressings available in the wound care arena today, patient outcomes have undoubtedly improved. Get to know your advanced wound dressings before you review your clinic’s formulary. Alginate Background: The base of an alginate…
Laura A. Tull |
The looming threat of medical malpractice litigation is the fear factor for the modern healthcare provider. Although there are a lucky few who may go their whole careers without being sued, chances are that at some point you will be involved in…
Elaine H. Song, MD, PhD, MBA; Catherine T. Milne, APRN, MSN, CWOCN-AP; Samantha Kuplicki, MSN, APRN-CNS, AGCNS-BC, CWS, CWCN-AP, RNFA; Kathryn Whiston-Lemm, ACNP, CWCN, COCN-AP; Tiffany Hamm, BSN, RN, ACHRN, CWS; and Jeff Mize, RRT, CHT, CWC |
Wound product selection and formulary utilization are commonly overlooked aspects of care that have the potential to greatly impact the bottom line of any organization. A poor understanding of product indications and recommendations can quickly lead…
Frank Aviles Jr., PT, CWS, FACCWS, CLT |
The use of dressings to treat chronic wounds dates back to ancient times. But as we all well know that time does not truly heal all wounds, and certainly not chronic wounds, we also know that not all dressings heal all wounds. It’s what we do with…
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 accuracy. However, HMP and the author do not represent, guarantee, or warranty that coding, coverage, and payment…
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