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

Are You Reporting Quality Metrics?

In October 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its final rule implementing the Quality Payment Program that is part of MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) which had bipartisan support and approval of congress.  The purpose is to provide new tools and resources to patient and deliver best possible highest [...]

By | 2017-06-02T20:48:00+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Radionecrosis Research Registry Full Study

We are proud to have accomplished this epic study and to bring the project to conclusion.  This is largest study ever published in the field of hyperbaric medicine.  The reported outcome data strongly supports the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in radiation injured patients will serve as strong and irrefutable evidence capable of persuading insurance [...]

By | 2016-01-28T17:08:01+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hyperbaric Review Course Now Available

The ACHM is excited to announce the Hyperbaric Review Course! Now available from WebCME. This course offers physicians, mid-level practitioners, and other allied health professionals a comprehensive review of the major clinical and operational knowledge domains related to the practice of hyperbaric medicine, including oxygen physiology and the physics and mechanisms of action of hyperbaric [...]

By | 2015-02-17T19:30:55+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments