Providers of specialized wound care and hyperbaric medicine are adapting to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. COO Rylan Smith answers common questions from wound care providers looking to successfully navigate the pandemic and move forward.
Wound care remains an essential service that prevents hospital admissions and ER visits among a fragile group of patients at high risk of COVID-19. We've created a video series to help our wound care industry colleagues adapt and respond.
Back in 2011, our CEO Mike Comer wrote a blog post about whether to rent or buy a hyperbaric chamber for an outpatient wound care program, and that post continues to generate interest to this day. Since that time, our industry has experienced many changes, but the interest and need for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is still very much alive.
In the final rule released in 2018 for 2019, CMS decided to reduce the E&M Level reimbursement for all off-campus departments of the hospital, including exempted centers. This reduction only affects CPT code G0463. If you have an off-campus provider-based department of the hospital, you will now be reimbursed 70% of the OPPS rate for 2019 with further reduction down to 40% in 2020.
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...