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Today's Wound Clinic
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May 2020

Volume 14 Issue 5
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS |
As social distancing becomes widespread to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, more health care professionals may turn to telehealth. This author explains what payment requirements for telehealth have been waived during this crisis.
W.T. Workman, BS, MS, CAsP, CHT-A, FAsMA, FUHM |
This author describes the risk posed by the increasing numbers of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) facilities operating with inadequate training and little or no oversight. For the most part, those of us who operate hyperbaric medicine programs in…
Roger Shindell, MS, CHPS, CISA, CIPM |
How safe is your wound clinic from cyberattacks? This author offers practical advice to keep your operation running smoothly in the face of threats such as ransomware, hacking, and medjacking. Criminal attacks are the leading cause of data…
Windy Cole, DPM; Stacey Coe, BA, CCRP |
Is near-infrared spectroscopy a promising noninvastive vascular study to measure tissue perfusion in diabetic foot ulcers? Presenting a case study, these authors assess how an innovative device can provide clinicians a better picture of the…
Smith+Nephew Releases PICO 14 Single Use NPWT System for High Risk Surgical Patients Smith+Nephew recently announced the U.S. launch of the new PICO◊ 14 Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (sNPWT), which has a pump duration of up to…
The Wound Care Learning Network had the opportunity to talk with Josh Pickus, the new chief executive officer of Net Health, a company that provides cloud-based software solutions for specialized care, including wound care. Q: Before delving into…
Frank Aviles Jr., PT, CWS, FACCWS, CLT |
If I had to do it all over again, would I follow the same path? I find that I ask myself this question on a fairly regular basis. And I have certainly thought about it recently during these trying times. My daughter Hannah will enter physical…
Knicole Emanuel |
As COVID-19 looms large in health care, the CMS has suspended some audits. This author analyzes the temporary regulatory waivers and how wound clinic audits will look after the pandemic runs its course. When I was asked to draft an article for…
Diane Weiss, CPC, CPB, CHRI |
An audit is an unpleasant and perhaps inevitable fact of life in wound clinics, making it important to be organized in your response to CMS requests. Focusing on several types of audits, this author details preparing a response to an audit, and how…
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…
Shaun Carpenter, MD, FAPWCA, CWSP |
Go into medicine,” my father always told me. “You get to help people and you will always have a job.” Except back when he told me those wise words, treating wounds wasn’t a specialty, and there wasn’t a worldwide pandemic dividing health care into “…
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