10 Things My Husband’s Battle with Dementia Taught Me

I can’t pretend to give anyone advice, but here are a few things I learned from my husband’s battle with dementia:

The AMA Adopts a Resolution Opposing the Unsafe Use of “Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy”

The American Medical Association (AMA) has just adopted a resolution opposing the unsafe use of so-called “mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy” in “mild hyperbaric facilities.” You can find more information below and in the link, but let me first illustrate WHY this issue...

Tell CMS About Your Experience with the Medicare “Advantage” (sic) Program for Wound Patients

I definitely think Wound care patients and practitioners should comment on the way that MA plans affect access to wound management services.

Late Night Thoughts on Tomatophagia

It’s 2 am and I am up with a migraine but at least I have figured out why. Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia due to malabsorption syndrome. I was pretty sick by the time I sought help because the onset of the anemia was insidious (5+ years)...

(Not) Choosing Wisely for Cellular and/or Tissue-Based Products (CTPs)

There will be a lot of whining about how vulnerable patients will get hurt by CMS proposed policy on CTPs – but no discussion about limiting the wasted use that caused CMS to act.

Near-Infrared Fluorescence Lymphatic Imaging Confirm Changes in Lymphatic Function Before Visible Lymphedema

My therapists said that they could “feel” these early changes before they were visible. Now the rest of us can see them thanks to near-infrared fluorescence lymphatic imaging.

Immunonutrition and Wounds

Check out this presentation on my process of screening for malnutrition among patients with chronic wounds, and the additional evidence supporting a nutritional algorithm for outpatient wound centers.

The 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposes Sweeping Changes to Cellular and/or Tissue-Based Products (CTPs)

The proposed rule involves sweeping changes to the way that cellular and/or tissue based products for skin wounds (CTPs) are paid for in the physician office setting.

URGENT: Open Door Forum Today at 2 PM Eastern on the 2023 Physician Fee Schedule

CMS will be convening its open door forum today at 2 pm and address the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule.

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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Late Night Thoughts on Tomatophagia

Late Night Thoughts on Tomatophagia

It’s 2 am and I am up with a migraine but at least I have figured out why. Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia due to malabsorption syndrome. I was pretty sick by the time I sought help because the onset of the anemia was insidious (5+ years)...

Immunonutrition and Wounds

Immunonutrition and Wounds

Check out this presentation on my process of screening for malnutrition among patients with chronic wounds, and the additional evidence supporting a nutritional algorithm for outpatient wound centers.

Wound Care Reimbursements

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