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Save The Date for the APWCA National Conference

  The American Professional Wound Care AssociationĀ® (APWCA) 17th Annual National Clinical Conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, September 6-8, 2018. The conference will meet the continuing education needs of multidisciplinary skin and wound healing practitioners, from novice to expert, by providing a forum for educational sessions and interactive workshops that offer comprehensive wound [...]

By | 2018-03-07T22:48:48+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hospital Harm Measure Comment Period Extension

Dear Alliance Members: The deadline to submit comments for the Hospital Harm - Pressure Injury measure has been extended. Please see the notice below. Thank you to those that already provided us information. Wince there is now an extension to submit comments - if you have not already provided us information to include in our [...]

By | 2018-02-19T16:23:05+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prior Authorization Update

Prior Authorization: per CMS : (https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Monitoring-Programs/Medicare-FFS-Compliance-Programs/Prior-Authorization-Initiatives/Prior-Authorization-of-Non-Emergent-Hyperbaric-Oxygen.html) The Prior Authorization ModelĀ for Non-Emergent Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy will end as scheduled on February 28, 2018, based on date of service. Facilities and beneficiaries may continue to submit prior authorization requests after February 28, 2018 for treatments occurring prior to March 1, 2018. The independent evaluation of the model [...]

By | 2018-02-16T01:21:20+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wound Care/Hyperbaric Physician Position in Ogden, Utah

McKay-Dee Hospital is looking for a Wound Care/Hyperbaric Medicine physician to join our multi-disciplinary outpatient Wound Center of Excellence. Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based, not-for- profit system of 22 hospitals, a broad range of clinics and services, about 1,400 employed primary and secondary care physicians at more than 185 clinics in the Intermountain Medical Group, [...]

By | 2018-01-31T20:30:54+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Featured, News|0 Comments

Steven Bowers’ Statement

I am honored to accept the position of Chair of the Research Foundation and Committee. I look forward to serving in this new role. One of my primary goals will be to help develop well needed clinical trials to continue to expand the role of HBOT. Funding for this research is extremely difficult to find, [...]

By | 2018-01-18T17:41:55+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

QUARC Update / ACHM Regulatory Update

CMS has recently published a timeline update for the non-emergent Hyperbaric Oxygen Prior Authorization demonstration. The timeline can be viewed here. The first phase of this demonstration will end February 28, 2018. At this time, there has been no notification of an extension, although that is likely to happen. Additionally, there has been no feedback [...]

By | 2018-01-15T21:21:31+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

President’s End-of-Year Message

Dear Friends, The end of the year is a good time to reflect upon the accomplishments of the year and also to be thankful for everything we, as an organization, have achieved throughout the year. I am happy to report that the ACHM is strong. Our reputation, our credibility, our member engagement, our sponsor commitment [...]

By | 2017-12-20T01:18:07+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments