As we near the end of 2017 and optimistically venture toward 2018, it’s important to remain diligent about being responsible stewards of compliance with regard to Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments.
Billing & Coding
Do you remember when there were only a few skin subs on the market? Today, there are almost three dozen of them, with many more on the way. Collectively, they are now referred to as Cellular Tissue Products, or CTP’s. As wound care nurses, we’re jacks-of-all-trades, and that includes playing an integral role in the implementation and use of CTPs.
Technology doesn’t have to be the proverbial square peg in the round hole of the wound clinic or the hospital in general. If you can - as Bruce Lee suggested - “be like water,” there are opportunities for improvements and advances by working with the system instead of fighting against it.
Fall brings vibrant colors, homemade chili, championship baseball – and new CMS regulations for reimbursement! In reviewing upcoming changes for 2018, here are five takeaways that wound centers need to be aware of.
This month, we celebrate the Wound Healing Center at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Since partnering with WCA nine months ago, the Center has made exceptional operational changes for better patient care and improved clinical outcomes.
Shortly after I founded Wound Care Advantage more than 15 years ago, Bob Trautman, CEO of Lancaster Community Hospital, took a chance on us. He signed our first wound center contract and we started what became a long and rewarding partnership.
We’re kicking off our first monthly partner spotlight with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital as it puts the finishing touches on its newly renovated outpatient wound care services facility in Santa Clarita, California.
Wound Care Advantage will join influential clinicians from across the country in Las Vegas Oct. 4-7 at Wild on Wounds℠ (WOW), a national conference designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in the latest advancements and technologies in wound care management. Visit us at booth #223!
Beginning this month, patients in and around the Santa Clarita Valley will have access to world-class wound treatment, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, much closer to home. Congratulations to our partner, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, on the opening of your beautiful Outpatient Wound Care Services facility.
We are often asked about what it means for a program to transition their management services to Wound Care Advantage. I oversee that process and here are my thoughts on the differences I've seen between our approach and others.
A large part of the work my team does at WCA involves dashboarding, reporting, and benchmarking. We’ve gained a great deal of experience and insight on how to interpret and present the large amount of data we receive each day to better inform our clinical and business decisions...