Honestly, I think I’ve made every mistake that you can make in this field, some of them more than once, so I am not finger pointing EXCEPT for the fact that protocols exist for a reason. If you follow protocols for arterial screening or performing biopsies, then you are not very likely to miss arterial disease or skin cancer.
It is ironic that while we spend perhaps as much as $96 Billion dollars per year on wound care, we spend almost nothing on wound care research.
I’m tying some threads together about the Novitas Wound Care LCD and the cost of outpatient wound care. I’ve been
I have received many emails about the newly released Wound Care Local Coverage Determination (LCD) released by Novitas, the Medicare
…and how truthful reporting of healing rates could save the field of wound care.
I’d like to frame a discussion about the cost of chronic wound care, through the lens of a wonderful patient.
I think we should develop a coordination of care quality measure to target this, but that would require funding and the engagement of entities committed to reducing amputation rate in diabetics. Silly me.