The wound closed 11 weeks after OxyBand treatments began.
This message was left on the voice mail of our Wound Clinic Program Director. I’ve cut out any patient identifiers
How long do you think anyone can continue to practice wound care if quality is going to be determined by the performance of others, and wound care practitioners are held responsible for the cost of all the patient’s underlying medical conditions?
The issue for me is not so much that the patients were hospitalized, but that Medicare holds me accountable for the fact that they got hospitalized, and there is no mechanism for me to explain to Medicare that I’m just their Wound Care doctor.
Happy Valentine’s Day to my Wonderful Nurses!
Either the majority of patients do not heal in a few weeks, or we are spending billions of dollars a year on advanced therapeutics that patients don’t need. Which is it? How can we tell?
I should issue a disclaimer that I’m not a rheumatologist and have no special expertise in connective tissue diseases. However, I do have some rules that have stood me in good stead when it comes to patients with mixed connective tissue disease and ischemia.