Without comparative effectiveness data, I think we can expect that as Medicare “Advantage” plans increase, the use of cellular products will decrease.
The math for hyperbaric oxygen can be confusing. Let’s break it down once and for all.
Two things to remember are: people who have gotten the flu vaccine are less likely to die even if they get the flu, and taking Tamiflu within 12 to 24 hours of symptom onset can reduce the likelihood of hospitalization.
The electronic health record, as well as claims data, has become the source material for Medicare’s big data analytics platform… and it will manage how we practice medicine.
Forget about the flu epidemic. At least it’s pretty easy to figure out when a patient has the flu. The Vitamin-D deficiency epidemic is ridiculous.
It’s the second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), and the ship is headed to the undiscovered planet of Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs). That’s the destination which is not being discussed in wound care – but the ship is headed THERE.
Do I think that Congress will get rid of MIPS? I don’t know. There was a lot more pressure to get rid of the Affordable Care Act and that didn’t go as planned, so I doubt it. But if they want to improve it, especially the quality part of it, I have workable ideas.