How Wound Care May Change, For Better and Worse, in 2020 | From Today’s Wound Clinic

The field of wound management is in for a lot of big changes in 2020. As with anything in life, some changes are painful, but they could have beneficial aspects for both clinicians and patients.

The ACA – To Be or Not To Be…?

Last week on Dec. 18, 2019, a Fifth Circuit appeals panel upheld Judge O’Connor’s ruling, determining that the individual mandate (to buy insurance) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional in the absence of a tax penalty. However, the appeals court did not offer a decision as to whether the rest of the ACA remains in force.

Solve One Person’s Problem with Operation Santa

There are, it seems, a few problems that we can actually solve.

What’s the Difference Between Hyperbaric Registries?

We need all the data we can get in the fields of wound care and hyperbaric medicine.

Here’s Some of the Actual Writing on the Wall

Am I the only one who’s worried? (OK, it’s fair to say I’m panicking.)

From Today’s Wound Clinic: The Handwriting on the Wall for Wound Management

Re-printed from Today's Wound Clinic We are at an important crossroads in the field of wound management. From the perspective of new technologies, the future is bright. Unfortunately, the future of the field itself is dismal. Under Medicare’s new Quality Payment...

Our Physician Compare Article is in This Month’s Issue of “Advances in Skin & Wound Care”

More wound relevant quality measures are under consideration by CMS for depiction on Physician Compare in 2020.

UPDATE: Wounds are a SYMPTOM – What’s the Diagnosis? Crowdsourcing Tough Wound Diagnoses

A few weeks ago we began an experiment right here on this blog, taking a look at a complicated wound care case and “crowdsourcing” the diagnosis. We thought it would be fun to share some of the comments to date, along with some follow-up comments from me.

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Dr. Fife is a world-renowned wound care physician. She is the Director of the Wound Care Center at CHI St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, CMO of Intellicure, Inc., Exec. Director of the US Wound Registry & Editor of Today’s Wound Clinic.

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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.

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The ACA – To Be or Not To Be…?

The ACA – To Be or Not To Be…?

Last week on Dec. 18, 2019, a Fifth Circuit appeals panel upheld Judge O’Connor’s ruling, determining that the individual mandate (to buy insurance) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional in the absence of a tax penalty. However, the appeals court did not offer a decision as to whether the rest of the ACA remains in force.

Diamonds May NOT Be a Girl’s Best Friend

Diamonds May NOT Be a Girl’s Best Friend

As part of my holistic approach to wound management, I offered to wear this ring for awhile so the patient wouldn’t risk cutting herself with it again. For some reason she didn’t agree to that plan. I had to be satisfied with requesting a home health PT evaluation for...

Wheels on Water and the Undaunted Spirit Award

Wheels on Water and the Undaunted Spirit Award

With his permission, I’m posting this amazing photo of my friend and former patient, Kevin – whose mobility limitations do not keep him down. He’s also helping others experience the challenge and excitement of hunting, even if they hunt on wheels. You can support his...

HBOT and Brain Injury – Guest Blog by Dick Clarke

HBOT and Brain Injury – Guest Blog by Dick Clarke

Guest blog post by Dick Clarke of National Baromedical Services On August 1 of this year, a bill entitled the “North Carolina Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment and Recovery Act”  (House Bill 50 / SL 2019-175)...

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