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.

Transdermal Oxygen Facilitated Collateral Supply to the Achilles

The Mysterious Case of the Ischemic Achilles There’s a case report published online in “Vascular Disease Management” that is worth some conversation. The patient underwent a dermatological procedure on the back of the left calf that involved cryotherapy. About two...

Doctors Try Pressurized Oxygen Chambers in COVID-19 Fight

Check out this Associated Press article by Robin McDowell and Margie Mason on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for COVID-19.

Vaccines for COVID-19 Part 2: And We’re Off!

It’s going to be the end of 2020 before we have some preliminary reports of phase 3 trials. However, so far, the results are encouraging.

Small But Mighty – Coming Back from COVID-oblivion

Check out this photo of the small but mighty women of my Wound Clinic.

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.

From the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society

The UHMS Research Committee has completed their “Rationale, Study Design Considerations, and Protocol Recommendations for Treating Covid-19 Patients with Hyperbaric Oxygen” report.

Six Degrees of Separation from COVID-19 Exposure

As Texas in general and Houston in particular continue to be pounded by COVID-19, reasonable guidelines are needed for healthcare personnel – otherwise there will be no one left to work.

Study: US Vaccines Are Remarkably Safe

If you want to know what the world would look like without vaccines – we are living in it now.

Vaccines for COVID-19 Part 1: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Most of us hope a vaccine could give us back life as we once knew it. Pay close attention, because the devil, as always, is in the details.

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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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.

Helmet Oxygenation Systems

If you are interested in understanding more about helmet oxygenation systems, here is a fantastic app that will walk you through it. Here is additional information about the helmet system vendors and pricing (with thanks to Julio Garcia who provided the information...

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