A Peek at Real World Use of Cellular and/or Tissue Based Product (CTP) Use – On the Eve of Episode-Based Payment

The US Wound Registry (USWR) performed very high-level analytics on data available in its Cellular and/or Tissue Based Product Registry. Here’s what we found out.

Why Quality of Life Failed Miserably as a Surrogate Endpoint for Wound Outcome

Find out why you need to be wearing body armor to talk to me about wound-related quality of life.

The “Potemkin Village” of Wound Management and the Wounds with No Name

The current paradigm of wound care research is a “Potemkin village” that could destroy the clinical field of wound care.

Happy Valentine’s Day to My Wonderful Nurses

Did you know St. Valentine is the patron saint of lovers, epileptics and beekeepers? And also Wound Care nurses… definitely wound care nurses.

Bad News on an HBOT Audit

Are YOU “too busy” to properly document new patients in your EHR?

It’s the Price, Stupid: How Dressing Product Use Will Be Different in Office-Based Wound Care

I remain mystified that manufacturers have not supported quality reporting.

Attention all Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Specialists – You May Not Be Able to Order Home Health Services

I think that even wound management practitioners who DO NOT practice hyperbaric medicine should change their specialty code to Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine if they want to survive healthcare reform.

Savor It

Today I will savor the companionship of the dedicated people I work with, the blessing of meaningful work, the privilege of easing human suffering and the satisfaction of healing horrible wounds.

Winning the Technology Race in Wound Care | Today’s Wound Clinic

Read more in this month’s editorial from “Today’s Wound Care”.

Post Marketing Clinical Follow Up (PMCF), the European Union and Club Sandwich Wound Dressings

We spend a lot of resources on dressings, but is anyone interested in what we get for the money?

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.

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Today I will savor the companionship of the dedicated people I work with, the blessing of meaningful work, the privilege of easing human suffering and the satisfaction of healing horrible wounds.

How to Change Your Specialty Code

How to Change Your Specialty Code

Today we're re-visiting last year's post about Changing Your Physician Specialty Code. It's a relatively fast and simple process - but for Wound Care Practitioners, it's an important step. Changing your designation to D4 will decrease the chances that you...

How to Find Your HCC Score

How to Find Your HCC Score

I’m re-posting these helpful instructions for finding your HCC score from a previous guest post by Dr. Helen Gelly. The importance of your HCC score cannot be overstated!

The ACA – To Be or Not To Be…?

The ACA – To Be or Not To Be…?

Last week on Dec. 18, 2019, a Fifth Circuit appeals panel upheld Judge O’Connor’s ruling, determining that the individual mandate (to buy insurance) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional in the absence of a tax penalty. However, the appeals court did not offer a decision as to whether the rest of the ACA remains in force.

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