Like clockwork, the 2017 OIG Work Plan has been released.  Once again, wound care in a variety of settings appears on the OIG Work Plan. Hospital outpatient wound care departments are included on this year’s OIG Work Plan and should pay serious attention to the pertinent 2017 OIG Work Plan items and goals.

– Kathleen D. Schaum, MS

january-2017-coverRead Kathleen’s valuable article from in the latest January 2017 edition of Advances in Skin and Wound Care.
“Most wound care professionals do the right thing, for the right patient, at the right time. In fact, most wound care professionals follow the coding, coverage, and payment regulations so they receive adequate payment for the wound care they provide. Admittedly, keeping up with both the rapidly advancing wound care technology and the accelerated movement of reimbursement from volume to value is a challenge, but it is one that we must accept in order to move forward.  READ MORE >>

Caroline Fife, MD    Twitter Facebook  |  LinkedIn