US Wound Registry Discounts Now Available for ACHM Members!

We are honored to announce that US Wound Registry is offering preferred pricing exclusively for providers from the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine. US Wound Registry wants all members to know that they have a team of people that will help them through the process… everything from simply answering questions to assisting them through the [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:40:16+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Featured, News, Oxygen Observer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Message From ACHM President

Dear Friends, It is my privilege and honor to be your president and represent Hyperbaric Physicians in United States of America. I take on this role of the ACHM President at a time when physicians are facing unprecedented challenges. These challenges also bring opportunities to shape the best health care for our patients lead by [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:40:16+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Oxygen Observer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Focus on Quality Metrics – MIPS

Every physician is required to submit performance data under Merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS). Payments are adjusted based on participation results. MIPS requires submission of data in (4) categories: 1. Advancing care information(ACI). a. Security Risk Assessment of EHR. b. e-Prescription. c. Timely Access – Providing access to medical record data via the Patient Portal. [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:40:16+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Oxygen Observer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Schedule of ACHM Speakers at APWCA 2017

Saturday, September 9 Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Pennsylvania 2:00pm Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Rethinking Old Dogma Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS 2:10pm Correction of Hypoxia: Critical Element of Wound Bed Preparation Jayesh B. Shah, MD, UHM(ABPM), CWSP, FAPWCA, FCCWS, FUHM, FACP, FACHM 2:20pm The Importance of the Communication of Extracellular Matriz, Endothelium and Cytosketon in Wound [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:40:16+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Oxygen Observer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ACHM President’s Message – July 2017

Happy July 4th! Last weekend, the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (ACHM) Board had its first meeting with the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Board. Issues such as reimbursement, advocacy, credentialing and education were discussed. Although both organizations can work on certain issues together, they will continue to provide unique and distinct benefits individually [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:40:16+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Oxygen Observer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ACHM President’s Message

Happy July 4th! Last weekend, the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (ACHM) Board had its first meeting with the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Board. Issues such as reimbursement, advocacy, credentialing and education were discussed. Although both organizations can work on certain issues together, they will continue to provide unique and distinct benefits individually [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:40:16+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Oxygen Observer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

CMS Changes HBOT Codes

CMS has made changes once again to the codes that are used for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. These will take effect July 14, 21017. New codes will appear in the 2018 version of ICD-10 that will be effective October 1, 2017. MLN Matters MM10086 (https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM10086.pdf) discusses these changes in greater detail. The changes can be summarized [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:40:16+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Oxygen Observer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

MACRA Update

CMS has changed their exemption criteria for complying with MACRA to help the physician in small practices. Physician practices with less than $90,000 in Medicare revenue or fewer than 200 unique Medicare patients per year would be exempt under the new draft rule that was recently released by CMS. This is a good move as [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:37:55+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Oxygen Observer, Uncategorized|0 Comments