House Passes Hoeven-Cosponsored Legislation Which Expands VA Research in HBOT

It passed! Thank you to all of you who engaged on this issue.  Let’s hope this is a small step forward for the field of hyperbaric medicine and a big step forward for our veterans. --Caroline HOUSE PASSES HOEVEN-COSPONSORED LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE VA MENTAL HEALTH,...

Hyperbaric Medicine Advocate with the Scars to Prove it

Time is running out on these bills and veterans deserve HBOT today, not months or years from now.

Operations/Business Leaders of Wound Clinics: Please Take This Survey!

Wound Clinic Leaders: Please Take This Survey The US Wound Registry is focused on improving the quality of care and outcomes of patients with chronic wounds and ulcers. As a CMS-recognized Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), we are trying to understand real-world...

Are You Brave Enough to Report Honest Healing Rates in Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs)?

We need a reality check on honest healing rates so that more realistic clinical trials can be designed. If you treat SEVERE DFUs, you know what I am talking about.

Medicare Trust Fund Insolvency Looms in 2024

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has issued a report estimating that the Medicare Trust Fund will become insolvent in 2024, two years sooner than the previous estimate, because of the pandemic.

Novitas and First Coast Retire Local Coverage Determinations for HBOT

Novitas and First Coast have retired their Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).

Monty Python and COVID-19

Dr. Marissa Carter has posted a new blog about the latest COVID-19 news, including a vaccine update.

Virtual Wound Rounds: A Second Chance at Life Thanks to Courageous Choices

I’ve talked about my inspirational patient, Morgan McCoy, who is my antidote to the COVID Blues. Morgan, her parents, her orthopedic surgeon (Dr. Kyle Dickson) and I recently participated in Virtual Wound Rounds with Frank Aviles. If you are involved in wound management at any level, you will enjoy this! It’s fun, inspiring and informative. Thank you Frank and HMP!

B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA and the US Wound Registry

As I’ve discussed before, I actually stopped performing prospective trials in wound care because the trials were not “generalizable,” meaning, the patients enrolled in studies to evaluate wound healing modalities bear no resemblance to the patients we see. I talked...

Iowa’s Farms and Lake Charles, LA Have Gone Missing – and So Has the News Coverage About It

Not only does the media decide what we WILL worry about (creating crises that do not exist) they also determine whether we even hear about REAL crises.

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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Virtual Wound Rounds: A Second Chance at Life Thanks to Courageous Choices

Virtual Wound Rounds: A Second Chance at Life Thanks to Courageous Choices

I’ve talked about my inspirational patient, Morgan McCoy, who is my antidote to the COVID Blues. Morgan, her parents, her orthopedic surgeon (Dr. Kyle Dickson) and I recently participated in Virtual Wound Rounds with Frank Aviles. If you are involved in wound management at any level, you will enjoy this! It’s fun, inspiring and informative. Thank you Frank and HMP!

B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA and the US Wound Registry

B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA and the US Wound Registry

As I’ve discussed before, I actually stopped performing prospective trials in wound care because the trials were not “generalizable,” meaning, the patients enrolled in studies to evaluate wound healing modalities bear no resemblance to the patients we see. I talked...

MACs Resume Medical Review on a Post-Payment Basis

MACs Resume Medical Review on a Post-Payment Basis

Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are resuming post-payment reviews of items/services provided before March 1, 2020. The Targeted Probe and Educate program (intensive education to assess provider compliance through up to three rounds of review) will restart later.

The Fear Not-ers

The Fear Not-ers

As the COVID-19 pandemic grips Texas and my city, and as I look to a future that may be lived in the shadow of COVID-19 for years to come, my mindset — NO FEAR. BE COURAGEOUS.

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