2019 September 11-14, WoundReference presenting posters at the Wild on Wounds Conference in Vegas
2019 September 11-14, WoundReference presenting posters at the Wild on Wounds Conference in Vegas
WoundReference presents three posters at the Wild on Wounds (WOW) Conference in 2019. The posters feature three of WoundReference's innovative tools: Dressing C...
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 Investigational HBOT Indications - Infertility
Investigational HBOT Indications - Infertility
INTRODUCTIONWe have previously discussed the rationale for using hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in an “off-label” indication (see "Investigational HBOT Indica...
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News,Updates, Alerts
Recent News and Articles - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Wound Care
Posted September 2019Reimbursement- Medical Policy Revision: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Effective December 10, 2019, Horizon BCBSNJ will change the way we consi...
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Investigational HBOT Indications
HBO Safety
Investigational HBOT Indications
We would like to start this blog series by emphasizing that we are not recommending HBOT for off-label indications. However, the use of HBOT for certain off-lab...
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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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Local Wound Care Formularies Made Easy
Quality
Local Wound Care Formularies Made Easy
The WoundReference Team has published a paper entitled "Streamlining the Development and Maintenance of a Local Wound Care Formulary" onToday's Wound Clinic(spe...
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Promoting Patient Education and Self-care with the Dressing Change Brochure Editor
Why WoundReference
Promoting Patient Education and Self-care with the Dressing Change Brochure Editor
Does this sound familiar?Most of us have been in at least one of the situations below: - Not enough time during the visit to properly teach your patients how t...
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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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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy And Congestive Heart Failure
HBO
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy And Congestive Heart Failure
Introduction Is congestive heart failure a contraindication to hyperbaric oxygen therapy?Congestive heart failure (CHF) may be a relative contraindication to hy...
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Simplifying wound care and hyperbaric product choices
Why WoundReference
Simplifying wound care and hyperbaric product choices
Wound care and hyperbaric products - too much to choose from, too little timeIt has been reported that at least 50% of chronic wounds in the real world do not h...
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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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Why WoundReference
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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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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 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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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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MIPS in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine - Improvement Activities
Quality
MIPS in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine - Improvement Activities
The MIPS Improvement Activities Category is one of the four categories comprising the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)'sMerit-based Incentive Pa...
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MIPS in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Quality
MIPS in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Collection period for MIPS Year 3 started on January 1st, 2019 and will end on December 31, 2019.By March 31 2020, eligible clinicians need to submit MIPS Year ...
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Prohibited Items, Risk Assessment And Authorization
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 prohi...
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Nutritional Screening for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Nutritional Screening for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
How important is nutritional assessment in hyperbaric oxygen therapy? One of the keys to a successful patient outcome is assessing nutritional status. If the p...
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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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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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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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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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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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