Kathleen Schaum recently celebrated her 51st year of working in the medical reimbursement arena. As the founder and president of her own consulting company, Kathleen D. Schaum & Associates, Inc. she shares her 50+ years of knowledge and experience.
For the past 21 years, Kathleen has educated and consulted with wound care providers and manufacturers. In addition, Ms. Schaum has guided manufacturers’ reimbursement strategies for approximately 400 wound care products and procedures and has provided reimbursement education to 5,000+ executives and sales representatives.
Ms. Schaum consults with numerous new and established hospital outpatient wound management departments and wound care professionals regarding the “business side of wound management.” Her reimbursement teleconsultation services, Charge Description Master reviews, and coding/billing guidance provide a “lifeline” for many wound management professionals and revenue cycle teams.
Ms. Schaum continuously monitors reimbursement legislation and regulations and attends many reimbursement meetings and seminars to maintain her own knowledge regarding this ever-changing topic. Then she willingly shares that knowledge with wound care stakeholders at national and regional wound care symposiums (including the Wound Clinic Business seminar, which is offered in 10 cities every year) and via her two regular reimbursement columns in Advances in Skin & Wound Care and in Today’s Wound Clinic.