There’s lies, damn lies… and healing rates.
CMS doesn’t care enough about patient reported outcomes like Quality of Life to incentivize collecting it as a quality measure, and manufacturers don’t care enough to fund the additional analysis that is needed.
It is now considered negligent for practitioners to try navigating the treacherous sea of real world practice without a registry to monitor and improve performance. Thanks to Codman, the surgeons had about 100 years head start. We have a lot of catching up to do.
There’s a lot of back and forth about the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and it’s hard to decide whether it’s good news or bad news.
Many wound care practitioners may not realize it, but we are currently sitting in the “eye of a healthcare