The 20th Anniversary of Malpractice Reform in Texas – and the Perverse Impact on Pressure Ulcer Litigation

Until we define the hemodynamic thresholds involved in the development of medically unpreventable pressure injuries/ulcers, nursing homes, hospitals and doctors will be liable for all of them.

The Kafkaesque Challenge of Medicare Advantage Prior Authorization

“Kafkaesque” has become the norm for most clinicians when dealing with Medicare Advantage prior authorization (PA).

Did You Know That There is a National 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline?

The 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline allows people to get help via phone, text, or online chat for any mental health-related distress.

The Realities of Chronic Wound Research – Check Out the Podcast & News Article

There is a huge disconnect between “real world” wounds (and the patients who have them) and those studied in clinical trials.

HBOT Facility Payments are Under Attack (Physician Supervision is Next…)

We need individuals at all training levels to comment on the proposed changes that CMS is proposing in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for the technical payment of HBOT.

Can Physiologic Insulin Resensitization Therapy Give Patients With Diabetes a Second Chance?

If there’s something out there which can even partially reverse neuropathy, WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IT.

MACs’ LCD Revisions for CTPs (Skin Substitutes) are Out, and You Need to Read the Fine Print!

These policies will go into effect on September 17, 2023. Links to the articles, which you should read in detail yourself, are provided.

MACs’ LCD Revisions for CTPs (Skin Substitutes) Are Out! Part 2

A LOT of documentation will be required to survive an audit – and not just in the procedure note.

Check Out the New Article in Today’s Wound Clinic About Mendota Health: “Breaking Down Silos of Care – a Wound Center that Provides In-Home Care!”

If you have a novel approach to wound care access for patients, contact me so I can talk about it and we can all learn from what you are doing!

MACs’ LCD Revisions for CTPs (Skin Substitutes) Are Out!

Three Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) CGS, First Coast Service Option (FCSO) and Novitas issued their final Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) for Cellular and/or tissue-based products (CTPs).

About Dr. Fife

Dr. Fife is a world-renowned wound care physician. She is the CMO of Intellicure, Inc., Exec. Director of the US Wound Registry & Editor of Today’s Wound Clinic.

Report Honest Healing Rates

Report Honest Healing Rates

It’s time for Wound Care physicians and providers to stand up for truly honest outcomes and transparent quality reporting. If we don’t we may see our entire profession wiped out. Click here to read more.

Guide to the Lymphatic System

A series of articles to summarize more than two decades of work in lymphatic imaging. Click here to read more.

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