In the Event of a Nuclear Emergency… Check Your Lingerie?!

I don’t know about you, but I could use a laugh…

Upcoming MIPS Important Dates and Deadlines

Deadlines are approaching for Physicians to submit hardship exemption paperwork to CMS. Depending on your situation, requesting an exemption could spare you penalties under MIPS.

At Greenwich Hospital, Hyperbaric Medicine is being used for COVID-19

Check out this news article about HBOT being used to avoid intubation in severely ill COVID-19 patients at Grenwich Hospital in Connecticut.

Thankful for the COVID Vaccine Prospects

Dr. Carter has another post on her website about the outlook for a COVID-19 vaccine. I think it will give you another reason to be thankful tomorrow.

New Study Indicates that HBOT May Have Anti-aging Effects

The Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research, Shamir (Assaf-Harofeh) Medical Center in Israel has just published a new study indicating that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has “senolytic” (anti-aging) effects. The study is reported ahead of print in the journal Aging.

The Winter of Our COVID Discontent

Dr. Carter has posted a new article on her own blog about COVID-19. “Things are not looking good in regard to the COVID-19 virus. Infection rates are totally out of control…“

A Small COVID Silver Lining: Get a Break from CMS on Some MIPS Categories

Visit the USWR to find out how the registry can help you with practice improvement activities (like improved arterial screening among patients with lower extremity wounds), and wound care relevant quality measures (like diabetic foot ulcer off-loading).

In Honor of World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day – Let’s Talk About What REALLY Causes PI’s

In honor of “World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day,” I’d like to propose that we acknowledge that severe pressure injuries (and probably “stage 1 pressure injuries”) form from the inside-out due to the compromise of named blood vessels that supply a 3-dimensional block of tissue (called an “angiosome”).

Guest Post by Dr. Helen Gelly: Medicare Denials for Radiation Proctitis

Remember that CMS is supposed to pay for “standard of care,” and the standard of care for radiation proctitis and enteritis is HBOT.

COVID Warriors Video

Our Covid Diaries author mentioned a video created by an ICU nurse as a tribute to the healthcare workers. We got permission to share the link with you.

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.

Latest Posts

New Study Indicates that HBOT May Have Anti-aging Effects

New Study Indicates that HBOT May Have Anti-aging Effects

The Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research, Shamir (Assaf-Harofeh) Medical Center in Israel has just published a new study indicating that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has “senolytic” (anti-aging) effects. The study is reported ahead of print in the journal Aging.

COVID Warriors Video

Our Covid Diaries author mentioned a video created by an ICU nurse as a tribute to the healthcare workers. We got permission to share the link with you.

Law and Disorder – Going to Jail for Kennedy Terminal Ulcers

Law and Disorder – Going to Jail for Kennedy Terminal Ulcers

Here’s a message from my good friend and colleague, nurse practitioner Joy Schank. Joy has donated her time as an expert in criminal court proceedings dealing with the development of skin breakdown at the end of life. Family members and clinicians have been charged with crimes when loved ones develop skin changes as part of the dying process. Some have gone to prison.

October 14th is National Brave and Strong Day

October 14th is National Brave and Strong Day

My friend and patient – Morgan McCoy – has a big celebration on October 14th. That’s the day her right leg was amputated above the knee in order to save her life. Morgan is the antithesis of the victim mentality that is plaguing our country. She’s celebrating the day...

Generally Confused

Generally Confused

As we’ve discussed previously, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reclassified all services in the Hospital-Based Outpatient Department (HOPD) under “general supervision” away from “direct supervision,” with the caveat that it was up to the...

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