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6 Key Steps to Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Amputations

February 20, 2014
By Dr. Mark Hinkes, DPM Twenty first century technology is helping people with diabetes to heal foot ulcers. An Australian colleague, for example, is developing an application that reminds people w...

A Case Study in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Wound Healing

December 19, 2013
By Lydia A Meyers RN, MSN, CWCN Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a type of therapy that is oxygen done under greater than atmospheric pressure. Treatments are done according to approval by Medic...

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...

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...

Deadline Reminder: Preparing to Submit Your PQRS Measures

January 28, 2016
By Thomas E. Serena MD, FACS, FACHM, FAPWCA An ancient Irish tradition dating back to St. Patrick permitted women to propose marriage to men on the additional day added during a leap year. The gend...

Distributor Update: Medicare Change Regarding Surgical Dressings Containing Honey

March 20, 2015
By Colton Mason Medicare has recently made a significant change to several wound care dressings with honey-based components. The Medicare contractor (PDAC) which assigns reimbursement codes to woun...

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...

How to Improve Safety for Your Wound Care Patients

March 9, 2014
By Paula Erwin-Toth MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNS I hope this missive finds all of you safe and warm. For many, this has been an exceptionally brutal winter. Blizzards, ice storms, avalanches and a drought. ...
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