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Thursday, April 24
 

4:15pm

Legal: Stretched on the Recovery Audit Contractor - Lessons from a Medicare Audit of Wound Care Services
This session is a real life case study of a geriatric clinician who is undergoing a Medicare audit for wound care services rendered in a nursing home. This real life case, in which all of her nurse practitioner (NP) services have been down-coded or denied, represents the tip of the iceberg for what can happen to wound care doctors and NPs all over the industry. This session will offer the perspectives of the affected geriatric NP and physician recounting their experience, and the perspective of an attorney who will discuss strategies to prevent or respond to such an audit.

Faculty
avatar for Toni Turner, RCP, CHT, CWS

Toni Turner, RCP, CHT, CWS

InRich Advisors Outpatient Auditing Group
avatar for Caroline Fife, MD

Caroline Fife, MD

Intellicure


Thursday April 24, 2014 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center
 
Friday, April 25
 

9:15am

Addressing Environmental Factors to Improve Wound Patient Outcomes
Wound care clinicians know how to obtain a health history and complete a physical assessment in order to evaluate risk factors for wound development and delayed healing. However, standard assessments rarely include patient or healthcare related environmental factors known to affect patient outcomes including education level. This session will explore these factors to help clinicians plan optimal strategies of care and provide tips and tools to assess and address education levels and health literacy.

Faculty
avatar for Dawn Stepnowski, DNP, APN-C, CBN

Dawn Stepnowski, DNP, APN-C, CBN

Cooper University Hospital
avatar for Janice Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP

Janice Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP

School of Nursing, Rutgers University Camden
avatar for Lia van Rijswijk, RN, MSN, CWCN

Lia van Rijswijk, RN, MSN, CWCN

Holy Family University School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions


Friday April 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Behavioral Modification: Getting Patients to Listen
Significant factors that affect cutaneous wound healing and the potential cellular and/or molecular mechanisms involved include alcohol consumption, smoking, and nutrition. In this session presenters will discuss how you can engage a patient in “behavior change,” which can help with a variety of other maladies, including substance abuse, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and non-adherence.

Faculty
avatar for Daniel Federman, MD

Daniel Federman, MD

Yale University School of Medicine
avatar for Kathryn S. Connolly, BA, MA, PhD

Kathryn S. Connolly, BA, MA, PhD

VA Conneticut Healthcare System


Friday April 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

2:15pm

Important Outcomes in Wound Healing: From FDA Approval to Clinical Implementation
Healing is an important outcome of wound treatment. However other outcomes may be equally or more important such as prevention of mortality, mitigation of morbidity, quality of life improvement, time to healing, and wound size reduction. This session will highlight the current endpoints in wound healing clinical studies and explore how new endpoints might be considered to allow clinicians to use a wider array of treatments based in evidence.

Faculty
avatar for Martin Robson, MD

Martin Robson, MD

University of South Florida
avatar for William H. Eaglstein, MD

William H. Eaglstein, MD

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Friday April 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center
 
Saturday, April 26
 

10:30am

Woundologist: Transitioning Care Givers in Our Emerging Specialty
For many involved in the delivery of wound care, wound healing is a minor part of their professional life. This session will discuss how clinicians can expand wound healing knowledge, and acquire the needed skills to feel comfortable increasing their clinical activities in wound care to make it a more significant part of their professional practice. This session will also discuss how to obtain the critical knowledge needed to become a skilled full time practicing wound care provider.

Faculty
avatar for Lisa Corbett, APRN,CWOCN

Lisa Corbett, APRN,CWOCN

Hartford HealthCare
avatar for Scott Covington, MD, FACS, CHWS

Scott Covington, MD, FACS, CHWS

National Healing Corporation
avatar for William Ennis, DO, MBA, FACOS

William Ennis, DO, MBA, FACOS

Universiy of Illinois Medical Center


Saturday April 26, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:45pm

2014 Reimbursement Changes: Expected and Unexpected!
Every year the wound care/Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) businesses and qualified healthcare professionals working in wound care and/or HBOT expect new product/procedure codes and new payment rates. 2014 is no exception! However, 2014 has presented the industry with some unexpected coding, payment, and coverage changes. The attendees at this session will receive a first-hand review of these expected and unexpected 2014 reimbursement changes and how this impacts inpatient and outpatient wound care.

Saturday April 26, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center
 
Sunday, April 27
 

9:15am

Implementing of Wound Care Guidelines
The increased emphasis on evidence-based practice has resulted in publication of a wide variety of guidelines for wound care. After each SAWC/WHS session describing guidelines attendees have asked, “How can I make these guidelines work to provide consistent care that heals my patients?” This session describes how evidence-based content-validated guideline implementation tools and techniques have been used to facilitate patient care in clinical practice and to train future wound care professionals in medical universities.

Faculty
avatar for Joyce Stechmiller, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAAN

Joyce Stechmiller, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAAN

University of Florida College of Nursing
avatar for Adrian Barbul, MD, FACS

Adrian Barbul, MD, FACS

Washington Hospital Center


Sunday April 27, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Expanding Thinking in Novel Wound Care Delivery
This session will discuss novel wound care delivery technologies that allow for better wound care documentation and increased interdisciplinary communication. The wide application and innovation of telemedicine with practical clinical examples and current literature will be reviewed. Participants will also be encouraged to expand their thinking about virtual wound care delivery and smart phone applications on wound care.

Faculty
avatar for Jeffrey Galitz, MD, DPM, FACFAS, DABPS

Jeffrey Galitz, MD, DPM, FACFAS, DABPS

Wound Technology Network, Inc.


Sunday April 27, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center