Whether the needs are physical, emotional or financial, literally everything we do and every decision we make affects patient care. Nick Jagodzinski, WCA's Atlantic Regional Clinical Coordinator, talks about the rule that guides our company.
A few years after his toes were amputated due to a diabetes-related infection, Doug Davie noticed a stubborn wound on the bottom of his right foot. Concerned about amputation, he visited the Rio Grande Hospital wound center for an evaluation. After several months of specialized treatment including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Davie's wound has completely healed and he's returned to his normal everyday activities. Meet Mr. Davie and the dedicated wound care team at Rio Grande Hospital in rural Colorado.
A community hospital is a place where care comes to the patient, vs. the other way around. In rural areas, it can be difficult for wound care patients who need to travel long distances for weekly appointments or daily hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions. Our guest contributor, Arlene Harms, CEO of Rio Grande Hospital, explains how a small group of people in rural Colorado turned their dream into a reality.
As we evaluate wound care programs across the country, we often hear this question from hospital executives. "We see a lot of patients in our clinic, but we aren't making any money. Why?" This post highlights three key areas that hospital leadership should understand about wound care program finances.
In today's healthcare environment, it's important to find innovative ways to save on costs while improving patient outcomes and maximizing profits. One of the most compelling areas for consideration is to merge inpatient and outpatient wound care programs.
Medicare and other providers have increased scrutiny of modifier 25, and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has identified it as a potential area of overuse or misuse, thereby increasing the possibility of audits. Here's what you need to know.
Meet Margaret Mack, the woman behind the curtain! As our Luvo Liaison for the Atlantic Region, she helps our partners and patients get the most out of their wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy programs.
Healthcare professionals gather from across the country to share best practices and participate in an open exchange of ideas at Q1 Productions' healthcare forums. Here's a recap of the recent Semi-Annual Healthcare Financial Forum in Chicago.
Last week, we discussed the “Site-Neutral Rule,” which would reduce Evaluation and Management charges for off-campus outpatient programs, including wound care and hyperbaric medicine centers. This week, 38 Hospitals sued Health and Human Services (HHS), challenging the rule. The lawsuit alleges that HHS Secretary Alex Azar exceeded his authority when this rule was implemented January 1, 2019.