To paraphrase Bum Phillips, “There’s two kinds of doctors, them that’s been sued and them that’s gonna be sued.”
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.
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.
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 NPUAP staging system was already a mess for a host of reasons, so it really could not be made much worse – but this IS worse.