We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.
If any wound care practitioner has looked at their Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR), you might have gotten a shock.
I don’t have THE answer to the “complex but simple” things, but at least I have Super Mario.
Although Medicare officially ended prior authorization, it’s still alive and well through the Medicare Advantage prior authorization programs which are rapidly taking over the market.
The wound closed 11 weeks after OxyBand treatments began.
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.