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Practice Management

Offering Support and Resources for Family Caregivers

October 30, 2014
By Paula Erwin-Toth MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNS, FAAN This November marks the second annual National Family Caregivers Month. Family caregivers are the unsung, unpaid giants of health care. Some are sudden...

Prior Authorization: What, Why, How

January 31, 2024
Wound care providers often need to obtain prior authorization (PA) for specific, specialized treatments or medications in order for a patient’s insurance to cover some or all of the cost. It has been ...

Providing Barrier-Free Treatment for Disabled Patients

June 20, 2014
em>By Rob Striks, Special Writer Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine One of the most heartbreaking scenes in Forrest Gump is when Lieutenant Dan is coming to grips with the loss of his legs. R...

Reducing Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents

October 12, 2012
By Glenda Motta RN, MPH The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that nearly one in five Medicare patients discharged from a hospital—approximately 2.6 million seniors—is readmitte...

Role of Data in Wound Care

February 1, 2024
Experts evaluate data quality using levels of evidence as a standard. “Big Data” is the term used to describe data sets too large for traditional software processing. Through big data, researchers hav...

Telehealth Wound Care: The Wave of the Future

November 25, 2019
By Cathy Wogamon, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, CWON, CFCN Wound care has evolved into a massive specialty service in the past few decades, with new treatment modalities, advances in care, and thousands of wou...

The Future of Telemedicine in Wound Care

January 27, 2017
By Cheryl Carver LPN, WCC, CWCA, CWCP, FACCWS, DAPWCA, CLTC Let's be frank: wound care telemedicine cannot replace a visit to a physician's office or the wound care center. Telemedicine was primar...

The Hidden Challenges of Wound Care in Long-Term Care Facilities

December 10, 2015
By Cheryl Carver, LPN, WCC, CWCA, FACCWS, DAPWCA, CLTC In my role as a consultant and educator, I thought it would be interesting to acquire a handful of perspectives from wound care providers who ...
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