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The Business of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine: Planning Your Clinic's Long-Term Success

Web Business of HBO Course Promo June 2018 

The Business of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine:

Planning Your Clinic's Long-Term Success


About the Course

This two-day classroom based program is specifically deisgned 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 lengthy 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 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.


Who Should Attend

Medical Directors, Clinic Administrators, Hospital Executives, Physicians, Nurses, CHT/CHRN, and other ancillary clinic staff.

Physicians who are medical directors & physician staff are stakeholders in this business needing to have a clear understanding of what it takes to ensure patient positive outcomes and the department is successful.

All course components are relevant for physicians and ancillary staff.


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 wtih 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. 



  • Business plan for new and established HBO/wound care centers
  • Marketing to build revenue streams
  • Clinical documentation and ICD-10 diagnosis code selection
  • Clinical/Faculty visit levels
  • SWOT analysis of your own clinic
  • Statistics analysis, resource management, leveraging technology


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:


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


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


Registration Fees

$699. Early Bird, through May 4.

$725 Regular Rate, May 5 through June 8.


A lite breakfast and lunch will be provided by the host facility for each of the course days. No additional fee is required.

Course Hours

The course runs 8:00am - 5:15pm each day. 



Palm Beach International (PBI)

Approximately 16 miles (20 minute drive) from the course location. Car rentals, taxis, and ride share services are all available. Click here for ground transporation information.


Nearby Hotels

Hampton Inn Jupiter/Juno Beach

Holiday Inn Express North Palm Beach

Best Western Plus Windsor Gardens Hotel & Suites (nearest to the classroom)

11360 US Highway 1 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408

Phone: 561-844-8448; Click Here to visit their website

Reasonably priced restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel.


Ground Transportation

If you are looking to avoid rental car cost you might want to consider the folllowing:

  • Go Airport Shuttle
  • Uber (estimates from Uber are coming in as follows: to/from our office/hotel are coming in at $5-$7 each way; estimates to/from PBI airport to/from hotel are coming in at $16-$21)
  • Taxi. Taxi will be the most expensive. 


Where to report for class:

The class will be held at the Wound Care Education Partners main office. Address is 631 US Highway 1, Suite 307, North Palm Beach, FL. 

Park in any spot that is not numbered around the perimeter of the building. Do not park in the parking garage. Parking is free. Enter through the main building doors and proceed to the elevator. Go to the third floor, suite #307. 


On-Site Contact

Jaclyn Mackey, Director of Operations
Or, Andrew Sisko, Head of Customer Service

Phone: 561-776-6066

Emails: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Live Course Cancellation Policy for North Palm Beach, FL Classroom
If course registrations to do meet the minimum number of attendees, Wound Care Education Partners (WCEP) will cancel the class no less than 30 calendar days prior to the start date of the course. WCEP is not be responsible for changes in travel arrangements necessary by any course registrants. Registrants will be notified via email, and a notification will be posted on the course webpage. Questions can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.m


Accreditation Statement
Jointly Provided: “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 (name of responsible organization) 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. 

Event Properties

Event Date 06/08/2018
Event End Date 06/09/2018
Capacity 16
Individual Price $725.00
Wound Care Education Partners
631 U.S. 1 #307, North Palm Beach, FL 33408, USA
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