WATCH THIS: Trends in Wound Care Audits & Denials, with Dr. Caroline Fife and Dr. Helen Gelly

Last week I enjoyed a relaxed, unscripted conversation with Dr. Helen Gelly about trends in wound care audits and charge denials, with a live audience Q&A.

The Unlikely Hero of Thanksgiving, and True Stories You Can’t Make Up

If this is a difficult Thanksgiving for you, hang in there. You are here for a purpose.

Late Night Musings on the Term “Skin Failure” and Other Euphemisms

I am strongly opposed to the term “skin failure” for pressure injuries/ulcers that form in hemodynamically unstable patients.

Another New Case for “Stop the Madness of Shin Radiation”

If you have a case like this, feel free to send it to me and I will post it (no patient identifying information please).

A New Case for “Stop the Madness of Shin Radiation”

If you have a case like this, feel free to send it to me and I will post it (no patient identifying information please).

Join Dr. Helen Gelly & Me on Friday, November 19th for an Interactive Webinar: Trends in Wound Care Audits & Denials

We’ll discuss charge denial and audit trends affecting wound practices across the nation and how to combat those trends.

Angiosome Concept in “Inside-Out” Pressure Injury Development

It is possible that not all pressure injuries are caused by unrelieved pressure. The angiosome concept provides an additional explanation of “inside-out” pressure injury development.

Join Me November 4, 2021 for a Webinar on Immunonutrition & Wounds

Please join me on November 4, 2021 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET for a webinar entitled “Immunonutrition and Wounds.”

Check out Knicole Manuel’s Article on TPE and Prepay Audits

While the purpose of TPE is supposed to be for the MAC to “educate” us on things we need to do better to bill properly, all of the audits I know of in wound care or HBOT required the physicians to educate the auditor.

About Dr. Fife

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.

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.

COVID-19 Diaries

Guest blog from a friend and colleague who practices Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and is also a Critical Care physician. Here are her COVID-19 Diaries – uncensored. Click here to read more.

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I am going to post a series of patients with confirmed or presumed pyoderma gangrenosum, most of who’s biopsy findings did not confirm the diagnosis. However, their response to a trial of prednisone was dramatic and the wounds closed with prednisone (or in some cases,...

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Dr. Fife sees patients at the CHI St. Luke's Hospital Wound Clinic in The Woodlands, Texas. For an appointment call (936) 266-2150.



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