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WoundReference is constantly updated as new clinical evidence and reimbursement information arise. Please review our summary of new and updated content and tools. Coming up next: the new TeleVisit Tool 2.0, HBOT and Advanced Practice Providers, coding updates, arterial ulcers, and much more. For content suggestions, please email editors@woundreference.com. 

Wound Care

Principles of Wound Healing

Wound Care | published on 8/19/20 |  CME/CE   

Understanding how wound healing occurs or why the healing process is impaired is essential. This topic reviews principles of wound healing and provides an update on wounds from various perspectives - economic, physiological and pathological. It includes an overview of the different wound types (e.g. acute and chronic, partial and full-thickness, etc), wound healing phases, pathophysiology of chronic wounds, biofilm, and pathological scarring.

The Skin

Wound Care | published on 8/20/20 |  CME/CE 

The skin is a versatile organ with several special characteristics. This topic provides a practical overview of the main cell types and structures of each layer, including stem cells, appendages, nerves, and their role in wound healing.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy - Outreach Series

HBO | published on 8/20/20 

The HBOT Outreach Series is designed to assist wound & hyperbaric programs in increasing awareness of HBOT benefits for UHMS-approved indications. Each topic below includes a printable brochure that can be shared with potential referring clinicians. Facilities may customize the brochure with logos and contact information, or contact us to inquire about our brochure customization service (add-on service).

Blog

A Peek Into 2021 - CMS Proposals and Implications for Wound Care Programs

Blog | published on 8/25/20 

In August 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid published two proposed rules for the calendar year (CY) 2021 with provisions that may be of interest to wound care programs and clinicians. This blog post provides a summary of proposed updates, including those related to physician fee schedule, telehealth, quality payment program, and cellular and/or tissue products. CMS is accepting comments until early October.

Reimbursement for Telemedicine Services in Wound Care

Blog | last updated on 8/25/20 

Since CMS flexibilities to fight COVID-19 were put in place, the use of telehealth has skyrocketed. This blog post provides updates on telehealth and helps navigate CMS reimbursement for telemedicine services in wound care. 

Recent News and Articles - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Wound Care

Blog | last updated on 8/25/20 

Links to recent, curated articles, announcements, updates on Telehealth, COVID-19 hyperbaric oxygen therapy & wound care from CMS and other external sources  

Tools and Resources

Earn up to twenty (20) CME/CE credits per year with WoundReference Internet Point-of-Care Learning - included in your premium subscription! For more details, please refer to “CME/CE Overview”.

WoundReference User Academy

Tools | last updated on 8/8/20

Make the most out of your WoundReference account. On-demand videos and content to help you learn about the tools, features and benefits of WoundReference Free Basic and Premium Plans.

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