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.
Y’all we are going to need some mops for this mess.
This is a great move forward by CMS to increase transparency to this process, and is the first changes to this process in a very long time.
I’ve been getting requests for the chapter on Ethical Issues in Hyperbaric medicine. Here’s how to get a copy.