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The Business Of Wound Care And Hyperbaric Medicine

Credit Hours:
16.0

Licenses eligible for CME/CEUs:
MD, DO, AAPC and AHIMA Coders, RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CNA, CRT, RRT, RCP

Are You Ready To Increase Patient Load, Revenues, and Reimbursements For Your Wound Care or Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic Business?

This 2-day livestream workshop is for clinic managers, administrators, billers/coders, and medical directors who want to learn how to:

  • Manage revenue cycle to meet (and exceed) budget goals

  • Discover patient revenue left on the table due to incorrect medical coding

  • How to meet and exceed your budget goals this year.

  • Increase patient load

  • Become a profit center for the hospital (and keep your clinic doors open!)

  • And ultimately lower your own stress levels

Get A Free Preview!

This Free Mini-Course will give a sample of what will be covered during the two-day workshop, The Business of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.

In this Free Mini-Course you will learn from Dr. Michael White, MD, MMM, CWS, UHM and course director for The Business of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine how to tackle:

  • Meeting and exceeding your budget goals
  • Increasing patient load
  • Becoming a profit center for the hospital (and keeping your clinic doors open!)
  • And ultimately lower your own stress levels!

If you don't know where to start, how to start, or what you need to know, this free mini-course is for you.

(The short 10-minute course is available as a video or as audio-only.)

Enter your name and email below for immediate access to the free mini-course.

Don't Take Our Word For It, Here's What Our Students Say

Dr. White gave me many new ideas on how to successfully market a hyperbaric/wound care center that I had not thought of before.

Compelling as well as full of useful information.

The information on coding and reimbursement presented on the 2nd day was informative and necessary for my educational needs.

This two-day workshop is specifically designed to support clinic administrators, medical directors, and hospital executives in marketing and administrating a hyperbaric and wound care center in a manner that supports positive patient outcomes and long-term successful business operations.

Our agenda covers nuts & bolts to ensure effectiveness in providing patient care and receiving accurate reimbursement within the operations of managing a wound care department.

Included are specific clinical documentation of wound care related diagnoses with real-time cases, and the process and application of selecting the most accurate ICD-10 diagnosis codes.

There is an in-depth discussion on medical procedures with specificity on clinical documentation supporting HBO and other procedures. The importance of following regulations at all levels or risk external audit with possibly legal and costly ramifications under False Claims Act is discussed.

Additionally, there is a detailed presentation on specific clinical documentation for wound care/HBO diagnoses to support the medical necessity of procedures to be billed.

Also covered is how Physician clinical documentation needs to support medical decision-making opportunities for improvement of accuracy of visit levels when appropriate.

Are you a clinic manager or medical director who wants to increase patient load and referrals but has no money for marketing?

Could you be losing money due to incorrect billing and coding?

Do you want to become a profit center for the hospital but you can't seem to move forward as quickly as you want?

Uncover the weaknesses, gaps, and inefficiencies that are holding your clinic back from success during this two-day CME/CEU program.

Current Content
  • Current advances in wound care therapy.
  • The latest services that can be used to treat chronic wounds.
  • The Category III codes added by CMS / AMA relating to wound care therapy
  • Updating your CDM. 
  • Codes: 0512T and 0513T Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for the integumentary system treating chronic/ non-healing wounds.
Who Should Attend
  • Medical Directors, Clinic Administrators, Clinic Managers, Office Managers
  • Physicians, Nurses, CHT/CHRN, and other ancillary clinic staff.
  • Hospital Executives including CEOs, CFOs and COOs
  • Coders and Billers, Audit Specialists, Compliance Officers, Revenue Cycle Directors/Managers, Charge Description Master (CDM), Director of Billing
  • Process Improvement Directors/Managers
  • Hospital Information Management Directors
  • Non-Physician Practitioners and Therapists

License types eligible for CME/CEUs: MD, DO, AAPC and AHIMA Coders, RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CNA, CRT, RRT, RCP

Course Objectives

At the end of this program, the physician will be able to:

  • Address difficulty in connecting HBO candidates with necessary care in an HBO/wound care clinic.
  • Have improved skills and understanding of how to market an HBO/wound care program effectively with little or no budget in order to connect patients with the care they need.
  • Understand who are potential referral physicians/referral sources, and learn how to connect with them.
  • Learn ICD-10-CM billing and coding for wound care/HBO with the goal of improved coding accuracy.;
  • Learn efficient clinic operations in order to support long-term program success.
Course Agenda

Day 1

  • 8:00am – 9:00am: Introduction to the Business of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
    • Examine why there is an explosion of chronic wounds 
    • Recognize the story statistics provide related to chronic wounds in the general population
    • Pinpoint underlying medical conditions affecting the patient’s quality of life with a chronic wound
    • Analyze the benefits of a wound care center
  • 9:00 – 10:00am: Business Plan: For New or Established Wound Care Centers
    • Learn how to create or update your specific business plan
    • Understand the necessary components in a business plan for success
    • Identify & Understand this specialty’s mission or purpose
    • Identify the benefits to patients, your center, the organization & the community
    • Recognize the uniqueness of patients and the services and to be provided
    • Know your competitors
    • Revenue positive for operations 
  • 10:00 – 10:15am: Break
  • 10:15am – 12:15pm: Continued: Business Plan: For New or Established Wound Care Centers
  • 12:15 – 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 – 3:00pm: Continued: Business Plan: For New or Established Wound Care Centers
  • 3:00 – 3:15pm: Break
  • 3:15 – 5:15pm: Marketing to Build Revenue Streams
    • How to grow your business with little or no budget
    • Community relationship building
    • How to engage your medical staff for support
    • Referral physicians and why patient updates have value
    • Keeping patients within immediate healthcare community

Day 2

  • 8:00 – 10:00am: Physician’s Evaluation Documentation For HBO Therapy
    • Emphasize the need to build a more accurate patient’s medical story with cohesiveness of clinical information in the medical record
    • Identify what the KEY SOURCE is to support medical necessity for HBO therapy
    • Recognize the value of clinical documentation improvement
    • Revitalize the role clinical documentation serves as a communication tool among the healthcare team
    • Understand the level of details of information required to meet the most conservative Local Coverage Decision policies 
  • 10:00 -10:15am: Break
  • 10:15 – 12:15pm: Documentation, ICD-10-CM Coding and Billing Services (Parts 1 and 2)
    • Emphasize the need for detailed clinical documentation supporting medical necessity for hyperbaric oxygen treatment by diagnosis
    • Recognize the complexity assigning ICD-10-CM codes
    • Review the common diagnoses covered by third party payers
    • Understand the specific elements in treatment documentation to support billing of services
    • Be aware of anticipated or updated changes in the HBO treatment industry
  • 12:15 – 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm: HBO Supervision + Visit & HBO Therapy
  • 2:00 – 3:00pm: Capturing Nursing Resource Utilization In Providing Patient Wound Care
    • Emphasize the clinical flow of supporting documentation of patient care
    • Identify the value in reporting department specific clinical levels using a point system
    • Review the value of reporting accurate clinic visit levels
    • Recognize opportunities to improve reporting clinical services provided as a component of patient care
    • Understand when and when not to apply clinical points for nursing resource utilization
  • 3:00 – 3:15pm: Break
  • 3:15 – 4:30pm: SWOT Analysis

    Uncover the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that are holding your clinic back from success.

  • 4:30 – 5:15pm: Laws Against Healthcare Fraud
Credit Statements

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and Wound Care Education Partners. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Full Disclosure Statement: All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Wound Care Education Partners are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity.

UHMS Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed, however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

CHT/CHRN: This course is classified as Category B for CEU credits with with the NBDHMT.

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