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  • 01/22/2020 9:23 AM | Anonymous

    The APWCA contributed to a successful effort to reverse a dangerous policy that limited ulcer debridements. Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS) is a Medicare Contractor responsible for six states. They released a Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for ulcer debridement that did not include stage II pressure ulcers or diabetic foot ulcers in its list of covered conditions. The APWCA is a proud member of the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders and contributed to their fight against this policy. After many letters and in-person testimony, WPS revised this LCD to include stage II pressure ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers in the list of covered conditions. Advocacy for both you and your patients is part of your APWCA member benefits!

  • 10/02/2019 11:35 AM | Deleted user

    APWCA’s Weekly Wound Care Report which has the latest developments in wound care news publication featuring the following articles:

    • What we have learned from the Prior Authorization Model for non-emergent HBOT
    • Who is the first line of defense for DFUs?
    • Collagen: Providing a key to the wound healing kingdom
    • Wound closure outcomes suggest clinical equivalency between lyopreserved and cryopreserved placental membranes containing viable cells
    • Living life on the edge: Compassionately caring for all patients
    • Why doctors misdiagnose autoimmune diseases
    • Patient-driven care: Addressing the emergent needs of the digital patient and provider
    • Nutrition and wound healing
    • Consumer perceptions of telehealth

    October 2, 2019 | Archives

  • 09/25/2019 3:59 PM | Deleted user

    APWCA’s Weekly Wound Care Report which has the latest developments in wound care news publication featuring the following articles:

    • It's just a foot:' Contemplating perceptions of our work among fellow physicians
    • Global surgical transfer of care to the wound clinic
    • Advances in negative pressure wound therapy for the wound clinic
    • In patients with diabetic foot, improved left ventricular functions are detected by strain echocardiography after the diabetic foot treatment
    • 4 reasons to consider integrative medicine group clinic visits
    • Electrical bandage powered by normal body movement zaps wounds
    • Emerging orthotic and footwear technologies
    • How a lean management approach can improve patient outcomes
    • A megabyte a day keeps the doctor in-play... or at least connected from afar
    • Physicians must help transform EHRs

    September 25, 2019 | Archives

  • 09/19/2019 3:16 PM | Deleted user

    APWCA’s Weekly Wound Care Report which has the latest developments in wound care news publication featuring the following articles:

    • Understanding nutritional optimization in hyperbaric oxygen therapy
    • Guidelines for inpatient pain management may lead to safer opioid prescribing
    • Assessing the potential of unilateral temperature monitoring to predict and help prevent plantar foot ulcers
    • Putting social determinants of health to work in clinical practice
    • Hydrocellular foam vs. hydrocolloid plate in the prevention of pressure injuries
    • FAQ: Medicare reimbursement for negative pressure wound therapy
    • Focusing on wound care documentation and audits
    • Will AI and robots steal your healthcare job?
    • Only 1 in 5 patients with diabetes has 'good' foot care


  • 09/11/2019 4:49 PM | Deleted user

    APWCA’s Weekly Wound Care Report which has the latest developments in wound care news publication featuring the following articles:

    • Risk factors for the recurrence of diabetic foot ulcers among diabetic patients: A meta-analysis
    • Hyperbaric safety drills: Are you prepared?
    • Why reducing pressure injuries in LTC is a necessity
    • When an allergic reaction to a topical antibiotic complicates post-op healing after a TAR
    • Novel approach leads to potential sepsis prevention in burn patients
    • 9 ways to improve your patient communications
    • Hydrocellular foam versus hydrocolloid plate in the prevention of pressure injuries
    • Employee retention in healthcare: 4 keys to keep your best and brightest
    • Examining prevalence and risk factors of incontinence-associated dermatitis using the international pressure ulcer prevalence survey
  • 09/05/2019 11:59 AM | Deleted user

    APWCA’s Weekly Wound Care Report which has the latest developments in wound care news publication featuring the following articles:

    • Embrace mobile technology to meet challenges of a growing older population
    • FDA recommends healthcare facilities and manufacturers begin transitioning to duodenoscopes with disposable components to reduce risk of patient infection
    • Changes in skin perfusion pressure after hyperbaric oxygen therapy following revascularization in patients with critical limb ischemia: A preliminary study
    • Drug shortages raise critical safety concerns
    • Factors associated with lower-extremity amputation in patients with diabetic foot ulcers in a Chinese tertiary care hospital
    • Reducing costly clinical variation
    • A viable lyopreserved amniotic membrane modulates diabetic wound microenvironment and accelerates wound closure
    • The best ways to refocus your online healthcare content
    • A prospective, multicenter, single-arm clinical trial for treatment of complex diabetic foot ulcers with deep exposure using acellular dermal matrix
    • How UCSF reduced physician burnout by 45%


  • 08/21/2019 2:57 PM | Deleted user

    APWCA’s Weekly Wound Care Report which has the latest developments in wound care news publication featuring the following articles:

    • New coding changes coming for pressure ulcers and pressure-related tissue damage
    • AHA outlines diagnosis, treatment options for underrecognized critical limb ischemia
    • Why do transmetatarsal amputations have a high rate of failure?
    • NAU team invents patented technology that speeds wound healing, prevents infection
    • Why you should stop trying to get better at multitasking
    • New research finds novel method for accurately predicting diabetic foot complications in amputees
    • Interested in being published? We can help!
    • 5 ways to attract millennial patients to your healthcare organization
    • Smart sensors detect wound healing through tissue changes

    August 21, 2019 | Archives

  • 08/14/2019 3:47 PM | Deleted user

    APWCA’s Weekly Wound Care Report which has the latest developments in wound care news publication featuring the following articles:

    • Understanding the impact of microvascular disease on amputation risk
    • AMA, providers applaud proposed changes to E/M codes, payment
    • Health information technology and wound care
    • 5 easy ways to protect your patients from superbugs
    • Profile and antibiotic susceptibility of bacterial pathogens associated with diabetic foot ulcers from a rural area
    • Unilateral remote temperature monitoring to predict future ulceration for the diabetic foot in remission
    • As telehealth use grows, so does interest in locum tenens opportunities
    • Living tissue graft aids wound healing


  • 08/13/2019 10:55 AM | Deleted user

    APWCA’s Weekly Wound Care Report which has the latest developments in wound care news publication featuring the following articles:

    • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy: The 30-day requirement for diabetic foot ulcers
    • Pertinent principles in healing heel ulcers
    • Wound vs. ulcer: Selecting the correct diagnosis code
    • How telemedicine is influencing wound care
    • Point-counterpoint: Is hydrosurgery more efficacious than ultrasonic debridement in the diabetic foot?
    • Is this just a simple venous ulcer, or something more complex?
    • Soft wearable health monitor uses stretchable electronics
    • Podcast: The state of medical education and physicians' relationships to nurses
    • Doctor Alexa Will See You Now: Is Amazon Primed to Come to Your Rescue?
    • The dire consequences of mistaking depression for burnout

    August 7, 2019 | Archives

  • 07/31/2019 9:24 AM | Deleted user

    APWCA’s Weekly Wound Care Report which has the latest developments in wound care news publication featuring the following articles:

    • Do antibiotic-impregnated calcium sulfate beads improve the healing of neuropathic foot ulcers with osteomyelitis undergoing surgical debridement?
    • Nutritional screening for wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
    • Use of thermal imaging to identify deep-tissue pressure injury on admission reduces clinical and financial burdens of hospital-acquired pressure injuries
    • The uphill path to value-based wound care with nutritional assessment
    • Diagnosis and management of cutaneous tinea infections
    • Survey: Physicians struggle with their own self-care
    • A dressing that pulls wounds shut
    • Current concepts in diagnosing and treating hyperhidrosis
    • Autologous micro-fragmented adipose tissue for the treatment of diabetic foot minor amputations: A randomized controlled single-center clinical trial
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