The ACHM Visionary Award

The Visionary Award is presented by the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine to an individual that has distinguished themself by exhibiting dedication and passion to the field of hyperbaric medicine. In 2012 the Visionary Award was posthumously presented to Ken Locklear. Ken was an educator, an innovator, a leader, an entrepreneur and a true visionary [...]

By | 2017-09-12T16:38:15+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The ACHM Eric P. Kindwall Award of Excellence in Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine

The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine was founded to support the clinical applications of therapeutic oxygen in the care and treatment of patients which special focus on those patients with nonhealing wounds. The College is proud to collaborate with the American Professional Wound Care Association and to participate as a sister society at this outstanding [...]

By | 2017-09-12T16:40:53+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

President’s Message: Certificate of Added Qualification in Hyperbaric Medicine

Increasing number of wound care practices and hospitals are adding hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a treatment option for difficult wounds. We believe at ACHM that wound healing begins here. The ACHM is a professional society dedicated to appropriate utilization, standards of care, education, training, certification, and recognition of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a distinct medical [...]

By | 2017-09-02T23:55:04+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ACHM Fellowship Overview

The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (ACHM) admits to its Fellowship only those clinicians whose professional activity is dedicated to the practice of hyperbaric medicine and research and who agree to abide by the professional and ethical standards of the ACHM. The applicant must meet the following criteria: 1. Be an active or emeritus member [...]

By | 2017-09-02T02:20:22+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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