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Recent News and Articles - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Wound Care
Posted May 2019 Reimbursement- May 2019 Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) Catalog.The Catalog contains brief descriptions and links to trusted MLN educational r...
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CMS Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE)
Reimbursement & Compliance
CMS Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE)
INTRODUCTIONWhat exactly are Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE)? 
 "A MUE isa maximum number of Units of Service (UOS) allowable under most circumstances for a si...
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2019 May 7-11, WoundReference presenting posters at the SAWC Spring Conference in San Antonio
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2019 May 7-11, WoundReference presenting posters at the SAWC Spring Conference in San Antonio
WoundReference is presented two posters at the SAWC Spring Conference May 7–11, 2019,San Antonio, TX. The posters featured two of WoundReference's innovative to...
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Continuing Education
Online CME and CEU Resources in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
This is an expanding list of free and paid resources for online continued medical education (CME) and continuing education unit (CEU) on wound care and hyperbar...
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Inclement weather?   Check the Chamber Exhaust Termination Points
HBO Safety
Inclement weather? Check the Chamber Exhaust Termination Points
Could your Chamber Exhaust Termination Points be blocked?April, May and June are the peak months for tornadoes in the United States. We have heard from colleagu...
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2019 April 25, WoundReference at the MidAmerica Wound Healing Society Conference
The WoundReference Team was so excited to be part of the event Partners in Wound Healing 2019 Heroes In Wound Care, organized by the MidAmerica Wound Healing So...
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WoundReference publishes new study on Instant Personalized Product Handouts
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WoundReference publishes new study on Instant Personalized Product Handouts
The WoundReference Team published the study entitled "A New Mobile-responsive Solution to Increase Patient Adherence: Instant Personalized Product Handouts" on ...
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 Hyperbaric Program Staffing Guidelines - Why do We Need Them?
HBO Operations
Hyperbaric Program Staffing Guidelines - Why do We Need Them?
We all have asked ourselves...The development of staffing criteria of the hyperbaric service requires the consideration of several factors to ensure that each t...
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Reimbursement & Compliance
How to set up and optimize your wound care formulary
Why set up and/or optimize your Institution’s Formulary? The goal of a wound care product formulary is to help all healthcare professionals who care and treat ...
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Reimbursement & Compliance
MIPS in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
April 2nd is the last day for eligible clinicians to submit MIPS Year 2 (2018) data for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Quality Payment Program (CMS QPP)....
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Prohibited Items Vs Restricted?
Wound dressings are commonly used inside hyperbaric chambers. They play an important role in infection control and patient outcome. However, wound dressings, de...
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Compressed Gas Handling And Safety
Compressed Gas Handling And Safety
Hyberbaric Chamber SafetyThe safe handling and storage of compressed gas cylinders in the hyperbaric facility should be done in compliance with the National Fir...
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HBO Safety
Prohibited Items, Risk Assessment And Authorization
What is your role in hyperbaricmedicine safety? Are you a Technologist, Nurse, Safety or Medical Director? In any of these roles, you will need to address ...
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HBO Safety
Hyperbaric Safety Drills - Are You Prepared?
Never underestimate the importance of safety drillsKnowing emergency procedures and drills are critical to safety in the workplace and for your patients. Perfor...
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Housekeeping and the NFPA 99
HBO Safety
Housekeeping and the NFPA 99
What is housekeeping?According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, housekeeping is: - the care and management of property and the provision of equipment and ser...
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Quality of Care Requires Ongoing Competency Evaluations
HBO Safety
Quality of Care Requires Ongoing Competency Evaluations
Why conduct a Competency Assessment at your facility?Quality of care requires ongoing competency evaluations As clinical processes continue to grow in complexi...
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HBO Safety
HBO must read - Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy and oxygen compatibility of skin and wound care products
This is a recommended read for all hyperbaric clinicians picked by our editorial team. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Oxygen Compatibility of Skin and Wound Car...
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Safety stops, checklists… when to document
HBO Safety
Safety stops, checklists… when to document
Safety StopClinicians providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy go to great lengths to ensure patient safety with every treatment. We utilize processes and systems th...
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HBO Safety
CMS NFPA 99 requirements - what does it take to be compliant?
Why is fire safety important in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy facility?Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) facilities are constantly at risk of fire, as conditions ne...
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CMS Targeted Probe and Educate for HBOT Codes 99183 & G0277
Reimbursement & Compliance
CMS Targeted Probe and Educate for HBOT Codes 99183 & G0277
Be aware and prepare for the Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) review process The goal of CMS's Targeted Probe and Educate program is to help providers and ...
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Know Your Place Of Service
Reimbursement & Compliance
Know Your Place Of Service
Why accurate reimbursement with place of service coding matters Inaccurate information on claims frequently leads to incorrect reimbursement and hassles when...
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HBO Safety
Active Shooter In A Healthcare Facility
In early May 2018, two women were shot outside of Mount Sinai Hospital (Chicago) while waiting for news on a relative who was shot earlier in the day. In Jun...
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Reimbursement & Compliance
Obtaining Prior Authorization from Non-Medicare Carriers for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
 INTRODUCTION Denied claims due to unauthorized patient procedures or services can be a major loss in revenue. Although most medical offices and provider based...
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The Role of the Medical Director in Hyperbaric Safety - A Brief Overview
HBO Safety
The Role of the Medical Director in Hyperbaric Safety - A Brief Overview
The Role of the Medical Director in Hyperbaric Safety I've been asked to address some of the qualities of a hyperbaric medical director with the theme of hyp...
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Reimbursement & Compliance
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy - The 30 Day Requirement For Diabetic Foot Ulcer
Getting reimbursed for your services - preventing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) services Medicare denials when treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU)When deny...
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HBO
Free Sample HBO Topics
Below please find a list of selected sample topics to illustrate the types of content within the HBO Knowledge Base. These topics can also be accessed from the ...
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WoundReference wins the Journal of Wound Care Cost-effective Wound Management Award
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WoundReference wins the Journal of Wound Care Cost-effective Wound Management Award
The Award Entry in a Nutshell Local wound dressing formularies reinforce use of clinically appropriate and cost-effective products.The process of creating and m...
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What is new in 2019 for Telehealth and Telemedicine?
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What is new in 2019 for Telehealth and Telemedicine?
2019 is a landmark for Telehealth services -The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will start to reimburse healthcare providers for a broader range of...
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Free Sample Wound Care Topics
Below please find a list of selected sample topics to illustrate the types of content within the Wound Care Knowledge Base. These topics can also be accessed fr...
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2018 September 12-15, WoundReference presenting posters at the Wild on Wounds Conference in Vegas
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2018 September 12-15, WoundReference presenting posters at the Wild on Wounds Conference in Vegas
WoundReference presented the two posters below at the Wild on Wounds (WOW) Conference in 2018. The posters featured two of WoundReference's innovative tools, Pr...
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2018 September 13, WoundReference at the Mid-America Wound Healing Chapter Meeting
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2018 September 13, WoundReference at the Mid-America Wound Healing Chapter Meeting
Chief Nursing Officer Tiffany Hamm and Chief Clinical Officer Jeff Mize met with the members of the Mid-America Wound Healing Society at their Chapter Meeting i...
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Introduction
HBO Knowledge Base - Overview and Tutorials
OVERVIEW Overview TUTORIALSHBO Indications - Physician Order Sets HBO Threshold Levels HBO Treatment Tables HBO Operations Manual - Emergency P...
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