Is the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Registry (HBOTR) a lifeboat for the field of hyperbaric medicine?
The best thing we can do to preserve the field of wound care and the therapeutic interventions provided to these patients is to start doing a better job of depicting how sick they are.
Happy Valentine’s Day to my patients and my amazing nurses. Watch the incredible video of this wound dripping lymphatic fluid…
Without comparative effectiveness data, I think we can expect that as Medicare “Advantage” plans increase, the use of cellular products will decrease.
The math for hyperbaric oxygen can be confusing. Let’s break it down once and for all.
Two things to remember are: people who have gotten the flu vaccine are less likely to die even if they get the flu, and taking Tamiflu within 12 to 24 hours of symptom onset can reduce the likelihood of hospitalization.
The electronic health record, as well as claims data, has become the source material for Medicare’s big data analytics platform… and it will manage how we practice medicine.