Support H.R. 3635

“To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act in Order to improve the process whereby Medicare Administrative Contractors issue local coverage determinations under the Medicare program and for other purposes” This bill was introduced in House on August 1st by Representatives Lynn Jenkins (R.-Kan.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) This is the companion bill to [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:40:15+00:00 August 5th, 2017|Oxygen Observer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

FDA/Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Public Meeting

“Framework for Regulatory Use of Real World Evidence” on September 13, 2017 in Washington DC (9-4 pm) FDA and the Duke-Margolis Center For Health Policy will hold a public meeting in September to gather input on opportunities and challenges for using real-world evidence to support approval of a new indication and to help satisfy post-approval [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:40:16+00:00 August 5th, 2017|Oxygen Observer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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