The Undaunted Spirit Award

This cane makes me think of the Johnny Cash song, “I’ve been everywhere.”

Yes! It IS a Pressure Injury! An Ischemia Reperfusion Injury…

The story of my son’s intraoperative pressure injuries.

The Undaunted Spirit Award

Here’s a nifty way to keep track of your phone and your pen if you are in a wheelchair.

The Undaunted Spirit Award

Patients inspire me every day. This lady in her 9th decade showed me a picture on her smart phone (which alone is an accomplishment). She’s at church playing the accordion and the piano at the same time. I’ll add her to my gallery of patients with “undaunted spirit.”...

Guest Post by Dr. Helen Gelly: Noridian starts post payment Medical review of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy- is HBOT what the doctor ordered?

Noridian has started sending out letters to notify hospitals of post-payment review of outpatient HBOT charged records from 2018 (G0277). See below for the pitfalls of writing the usual HBOT note. If you do not order the HBOT for that day, you will likely not get...

Pondering the Economic Model of Anti-Biofilm Agents

Would your patients pay $200 a tube for a product like this?

Nutrition and the Space Race

Fifty years ago I stayed up late with my grandfather to watch the Apollo 11 astronauts land on the moon. We sat riveted, watching grainy images on a tiny black and white television set, marveling at how far technology had advanced.  In the 1960s, my father was an...

The Uphill path to Value Based Nutritional Assessment and Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

This month in TWC, learn about the history of total parenteral nutrition and how the Space Race of the 1960’s helped patients with malabsorption. I explain why QCDR quality measures have been a disappointment for all specialties, why Practice Improvement Activities...

Counting the Cost – and a Roadmap to Survival (Part 7 of 7)

I started this series of blogs with a discussion of Medicare audits and the impending bankruptcy of Medicare. We determined that audits come from perceived improper use and the reason that audits are accelerating is the impending bankruptcy of Medicare. Medicare is...

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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 Undaunted Spirit Award

The Undaunted Spirit Award

Patients inspire me every day. This lady in her 9th decade showed me a picture on her smart phone (which alone is an accomplishment). She’s at church playing the accordion and the piano at the same time. I’ll add her to my gallery of patients with “undaunted spirit.”...

Nutrition and the Space Race

Nutrition and the Space Race

Fifty years ago I stayed up late with my grandfather to watch the Apollo 11 astronauts land on the moon. We sat riveted, watching grainy images on a tiny black and white television set, marveling at how far technology had advanced.  In the 1960s, my father was an...

The Chicken-WHAT Disease?

The Chicken-WHAT Disease?

I am telling you this because four cases of Chikungunya have now been reported in Harris County, Texas (the Houston area), with an equal number of cases in the Texas counties of Dallas, Fort Bend, Lubbock, Tarrant, and Travis counties, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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