First Wound Care CME at Texas Medical Association

Presented by the TexMed 2018 Planning Team and the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine under the direction of Jayesh Shah, MD, San Antonio Saturday, May 19, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 4 Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) identify ways to decrease the risk of pressure ulcer litigation by addressing [...]

By | 2018-04-02T19:52:11+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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