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May 2, 2012
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  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may not help all foot ulcers, doctors say
    Many wound care centers offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy, but some doctors question the treatment's ability to heal diabetic foot ulcers. In patients with peripheral vascular disease, oxygenated blood might not be able to reach the feet, rendering HBOT ineffective, says David Armstrong, director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance. Appropriate debridement and a team approach to care are the most important factors in wound healing, Armstrong said. Chicago Tribune (4/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CMS proposes payment rules for readmissions, quality programs
    A CMS proposed rule would pay acute care hospitals 2.3% more for treating Medicare patients if inpatient quality reporting programs are in place. The agency also proposed a calculation for penalties assessed to hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates. And CMS said it wants to add surgical site infections from cardiac implantable electronic device and iatrogenic pneumothorax with venous catheterization as conditions subject to hospital-acquired condition payment provisions for 2013. HealthLeaders Media (4/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Advanced Tissue is a leading wound care supply company offering a comprehensive line of wound care products from virtually all manufacturers. We understand the many obstacles associated with effective wound treatment and use this insight to provide the efficient delivery of dressings to enable enhanced compliance and improved patient outcomes. Advanced Tissue works with clinics throughout the U.S. and its territories to deliver a turnkey wound-supply solution for patients in the home setting as well as long-term care residents. Unit Dose Packaging provides a daily supply of advanced wound dressings packaged in an easy-open package. Our relationship with clinicians in the industry was forged on our innovative delivery model of Unit Dose Packaging and our commitment to not substituting product for financial gain. The ease and simplicity of this system has established Advanced Tissue as an invaluable partner in wound care.

 
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