“Do It Yourself” Wound Care

I am curious if you are seeing this in your own practice? I’d love to hear more details from you.

Tales of the Medicare Disadvantaged #2

Here’s another story from Patricia Han about her Medicare “Disadvantage” plan.

Tales of the Medicare Disadvantaged #1

I thought that it would be enlightening to have someone with her credibility provide a detailed explanation of the challenges she has faced as a chronically ill person with Medicare Advantage. I am not foolish enough to think that anyone at CMS will listen, but it could serve as a warning to other patients.

Physician Fee Schedule Update

The G2211 code (the inherently complex add-on code for evaluation and management – EM) has been deferred to 2024. Instead CMS increased the RVU value to $34.8931, which is 3.75% global pay increase for physicians.

Please Don’t Shoot the COVID-19 Messenger

In the wake of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, COVID-19 cases are soaring most places. Texas is not unique (see graph above). In October and early November things were looking a little better and now they are bad again. I work in a hospital-based outpatient...

Waivers for the Texas Controlled Substance Electronic Prescribing Requirement

Effective January 1, 2021, Texas Health and Safety Code, §§481.0755 requires that prescriptions for controlled substances to be issued electronically unless a waiver has been granted by the appropriate agency.

New (Bad) COVID-19 Developments

Here is a new and disheartening post from Dr. Marissa Carter about the new COVID-19 variant.

Private Payer Policy Blunders: What Should We Do?

Send me your favorite payer policy blunders and I will post them.

COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout in Texas

You can tell me about your reservations to vaccines in general or the COVID-19 vaccine(s) in particular some other time. I only know I can’t practice like this much longer. It’s bad for patients and it’s terrible for my own mental health.

My Christmas Gift – The First Dose of the COVID Vaccine

Thank you CHI St Luke’s Hospital The Woodlands and the fantastic staff for a really efficient, friendly and positive experience. Let’s hope this is the turning point of the pandemic.

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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Tales of the Medicare Disadvantaged #1

Tales of the Medicare Disadvantaged #1

I thought that it would be enlightening to have someone with her credibility provide a detailed explanation of the challenges she has faced as a chronically ill person with Medicare Advantage. I am not foolish enough to think that anyone at CMS will listen, but it could serve as a warning to other patients.

Physician Fee Schedule Update

Physician Fee Schedule Update

The G2211 code (the inherently complex add-on code for evaluation and management – EM) has been deferred to 2024. Instead CMS increased the RVU value to $34.8931, which is 3.75% global pay increase for physicians.

Please Don’t Shoot the COVID-19 Messenger

Please Don’t Shoot the COVID-19 Messenger

In the wake of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, COVID-19 cases are soaring most places. Texas is not unique (see graph above). In October and early November things were looking a little better and now they are bad again. I work in a hospital-based outpatient...

COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout in Texas

COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout in Texas

You can tell me about your reservations to vaccines in general or the COVID-19 vaccine(s) in particular some other time. I only know I can’t practice like this much longer. It’s bad for patients and it’s terrible for my own mental health.

New Study Indicates that HBOT May Have Anti-aging Effects

New Study Indicates that HBOT May Have Anti-aging Effects

The Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research, Shamir (Assaf-Harofeh) Medical Center in Israel has just published a new study indicating that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has “senolytic” (anti-aging) effects. The study is reported ahead of print in the journal Aging.

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