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A Cost-Effective Approach to Long-Term Care Wound Management

January 21, 2016
By Cheryl Carver, LPN, WCC, CWCA, FACCWS, DAPWCA, CLTC With approximately $20 billion being spent a year on advanced wound care supplies, cost containment is a sought after goal. Long-term care fac...

Analyzing Your Technology to Meet Wound Care Documentation Requirements

July 29, 2014
By Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS Patient safety is always of the utmost importance. Health care providers aim to improve the health of others. Having been in many settings...

Basics of Coding for CTP Reimbursement

November 30, 2023
In this interview, Dr. Jonathon Johnson, MD, MBA, CWSP covers the basics of coding for CTP reimbursement, such as JC and JW modifiers and how they are used. ...

Cellular and Tissue-Based Products: Continued Observations on Changes in Reimbursement

March 7, 2014
By Thomas E. Serena MD, FACS, FACHM, FAPWCA The Black OPPS continues unchecked. My last blog addressed the recent Centers for Medicare Services (CMS) outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) in...

CTP Reimbursement: What’s New

November 30, 2023
Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new local coverage determination (LCD) impacting wound care providers, originally planned for implementation on October 1...

Determining Cost vs. Price for Wound Care Supplies

April 22, 2014
By Colton Mason I love coffee. I often joke with my friends that drinking coffee is the only way I can get my eight glasses of water in every day. Now if you're a coffee junky like me, you can prob...

How Obamacare Will Impact Wound Care

June 5, 2014
By Dr. Mark Hinkes, DPM I recently read a synopsis about how Obamacare will affect the type of health care services that will be available in the marketplace and the age groups that will be helped ...

How Public Policy Change Could Deny Patients Access to Durable Medical Equipment Products

April 30, 2014
By Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS Public policy is an aspect that affects every day practice for most wound, ostomy and continence nurses, but is something that we do not g...

How to Ensure Your Patients Get the Wound Dressings They Need at Home

September 16, 2015
By Samantha Kuplicki, MSN, APRN-CNS, AGCNS-BC, CWS, CWCN, CFCN In the last installment of my blog, we discussed a brief overview of billing for wound care products and dressings (durable medical eq...
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