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Wound Care Services

Every year, billions of dollars are spent treating chronic wounds. Data shows that the number of wounds requiring treatment is growing each year by about 15 percent.

 

As our population ages, our nation's elderly will develop numerous chronic diseases associated with their chronic wounds if those wounds are not addressed properly. That is one reason CMS is moving toward a pay for performance model which will reward those Wound Care Centers that follow the metrics as defined by CMS for the treatment of patients. We utilize a variety of documentation tools that assist with billing, coding, and quality improvement.

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Patients with nonhealing wounds can move quickly from productive, mobile lifestyles to disability and emotional distress as a result of these dreadful, debilitating, nonhealing wounds; resulting in patients becoming unable to work and becoming dependent upon their families and society, as well.

In many patients, their wounds are the result of years of neglect from conditions such as diabetes and a variety of other diseases that affect the veins and arteries. More than eighty thousand patients experience amputations each year due to lower extremity diabetic ulcers that progress and become necrotic due to what many times can begin only as minor cuts or accidents that for the nondiabetic patient would not be problematic.

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In some situations, our hospital partners request us, as their wound care management company, to link Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to their existing Wound Care services. In other situations, they request assistance with both Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. Still other hospitals request that we only help them with the development and management of their Wound Care Center.