Holiday Impact on Inpatient Admissions

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Holiday Impact on Inpatient Admissions

The winter holidays can often be disruptive to a patient’s continuity of care, particularly to patients living with chronic wounds who often require regular and consistent visits and/or procedures. While many may think that skipping a few visits or postponing care for a few weeks is harmless, analysis on claims data from The Centers for…

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Top Questions to Ask About Your Wound Care Service Line

Quality of Care Would you send your mother or father to your wound care center? How many of your patients are getting healed and in how long? Efficiency, Cost and Utilization Is your wound center profitable? How productive is your current staff compared to national benchmarks? Are you using wound care supplies and consumables effectively?…

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Wound care by the numbers: Medicare cost and utilization of patients with chronic wounds

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Wound care by the numbers: Medicare cost and utilization of patients with chronic wounds

To advance insights and perspectives on how to better manage the care of patients with chronic wounds and to stimulate potential solutions for improving outcomes and reducing costs for this vulnerable, majority 65+ population, Healogics analyzed 2014 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Part A and B standard analytic files for care utilization and cost trends. This white paper synthesizes information and insights gleaned from the analysis, keeping in mind potential areas of opportunity to improve care and outcomes.

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Patient-Centered Wound Care – Findings from a Survey: Physician Perspectives on Wound Care

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Patient-Centered Wound Care – Findings from a Survey: Physician Perspectives on Wound Care

Healogics researchers partnered with Dr. Alexandra Nowakowski, a leading patient advocate and medical researcher at Florida State University’s College of Medicine, to investigate physician perceptions of wound care. Healogics physicians were recruited to participate in an anonymous nine-question survey focused on their experiences and perceptions of wound care and wounded patients. The questions focused on patient attributes that influence positive or negative wound outcomes, patient impacts on physicians’ care plan and physicians’ perspective of patient-centered wound care.

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