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 wound care products made the decision to change HCPCS codes for honey-based dressings containing more than 50% medical honey to A9270. I have been working with a market leading brand in this product category, MediHoney® (Derma Sciences), to ensure everyone has the most up-to-date information regarding this recent Medicare Policy change. Here is the information that the manufacturer has compiled to help healthcare providers make educated decisions for prescribing honey-based dressings in lieu of the recent changes from Medicare:
Essential Experts: Celebrating the Value and Impact of Certified WOC Nurses
April 7, 2022
To recognize the impact of Certified WOC Nurses across communities and populations, the WOCN® will celebrate WOC Nurse Week on April 17-23, 2022. This annual event is a special time to celebrate and promote the value of Certified WOC Nurses across the multifaceted population and communities they serve. With an understanding of the value WOC Nurses bring to wound care practices, this week and hopefully this discussion are reminders of the importance of not only WOC certification but also continuing education.
Frequently Asked Questions: Wound Care Challenges and Solutions During the COVID-19 Pandemic
June 29, 2020
By Marcia Nusgart, RPh; Lee C. Rogers, DPM; Mark D. Iafrati, MD, FACS; Paul J. Kim, DPM, MS, FACFAS; Karen Ravitz, JD; Stephanie Woelfel, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS; and Emily Greenstein, APRN,CNP, CWON
On May 7, 2020, the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders presented a round table discussion with frontline experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities clinicians are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion reviewed the significant changes wound care professionals are undergoing, a review of relevant regulatory flexibilities, and the Alliance's role in ensuring that wound care is identified as "essential" care, rather than "elective." A question and answer session followed the panels' discussion; the following represents some of the most frequently asked questions.
Health Care Executive David Bassin Joins the MolecuLight Board of Directors
July 6, 2023
TORONTO, ON – (July 6, 2023) MolecuLight Inc., a manufacturer in fluorescence imaging that locates and detects elevated, pathogenic bacterial loads in and around wounds, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Bassin to its Board of Directors as an Independent Board Member.
Should Industry Representatives Be Allowed in the Wound Clinic?
April 7, 2016
By Thomas E. Serena MD, FACS, FACHM, FAPWCA
This blog comes to you written from the deck of the Independence of the Seas on the 2016 Wound Cruise. The conference on the ocean draws the best speakers in the world for obvious reasons. But like many educational events, some of the best discussions occur outside the conference area. A cold beer in my hand I posed the question to my sandal-donned colleagues: Should we allow industry representatives in the wound clinic?
We’ve Got You Covered: How WoundSource® and HMP Global Are Changing the Game in Wound Care Education
July 28, 2021
By Jeremy Bowden and Miranda Henry, CWCA
Kestrel Health Information joins HMP Global: two premier and trusted health care companies with more than 60 years of experience have come together to cover your every educational need in wound care.
WoundSource: This Year's Highlights
December 29, 2021
By Industry News
Everything we provide, from our annual WoundSource publication to our WoundCon virtual events, is designed specifically to address your educational needs. We incorporate your feedback into each event and resource to deliver you the most relevant and up-to-date education. This year was a banner year for us, as the highlights below demonstrate. We couldn't have done any of this without your support. Thank you.