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The Business of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

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.

This course is only offered a few times per year and space is limited due to our small group format. You will learn how to: 

  • Revenue cycle management
  • Discover patient revenue left on the table due to incorrect medical coding
  • How to meet and exceed your budget goals in 2020
  • Increase patient load
  • Become a profit center for the hospital (and keep your clinic doors open!)
  • And ultimately lower your own stress levels

DATES: December 6 - 7, 2019

Location: 631 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 307 North Palm Beach, FL 33408


Early Bird: $800 per person

  • UHMS Members will receive a 10% discount. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to take advantage of the discount offer; or call us at +1-561-776-6066
  • Groups of 3 or more receive 10% discount per person.

pdfDownload the Coure Flyer and PDF Registration Form, or register online at the below link.

Questions? Please contact Jaclyn Mackey, COO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 561-776-6066. 

Credit Hours:  16.0

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

Accreditation: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC)

CE Broker Tracking#: 20-651672  


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About the Course

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.



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2019 Updates

  • 2019 advances in wound care therapy.
  • The new service that can now be used to treat chronic wounds.
  • The two new Category III codes added by CMS / AMA relating to wound care therapy starting January 1, 2019.
  • Updating your CDM. 
  • New 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 staff standing outside 9116494Small
  • 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. 

Principle Faculty

Michael White2

Michael White, MD, MM, CWS

Read Dr. White's bio here: 

Gretchen Dixon

Gretchen Dixon, MBA, RN, CCS, CPCO AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

Read Gretchen's bio here:



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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
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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


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 people 3370833 1920

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



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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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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!

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