Wound Care

Wound Care

Incidences of problem wounds are on the rise due largely to an aging population and an increase in diabetes. For example, approximately 18.5 million Americans have diabetes and, of that population, about 1.8 million will suffer from a problem wound. For most people, cuts and scratches heal within days or weeks. But for those whose natural healing process is hampered; a simple sore can become a complex medical problem. Without proper treatment, these problem wounds can hamper physical activity, quality of life and, in some cases, be debilitating.

URS can partner with your hospital or vascular practice to develop a state-of-the-art wound care facility. The facility will provide the most advanced therapies and the latest clinical modalities available today. URS can set up facilities that are, Physical Therapist driven, meaning they require no direct physician involvement, or a (HBO) hyperbaric oxygen center, which does require a physician level involvement. Wound care centers are particularly beneficial in rural areas.

URS prides itself on wound closure rates that are some of the best in the country.

Implementation includes:

  1. Program Management and Oversight
    1. Strategic Planning with regular program assessment
    2. Budgeting
    3. Data/Outcome Tracking
    4. Day to day operations
    5. Plan of Care management/guidelines/oversight
    6. Medical Director liaison/collaboration
    7. Medical documents/forms
    8. Resource Library
    9. Comprehensive JCAHO compliant wound care specific Policy and Procedure Manual
    10. Comprehensive SOP Manual for wound care best practices
  2. Staffing
    1. Recruiting
    2. Hiring
    3. Performance management
    4. Qualification assurance
    5. Training and Education
    6. Day to day Oversight
    7. Staffing Modules
  3. Billing and Coding
    1. Review
    2. Training
    3. Support
    4. Denial Prevention/Management
    5. Medicare reimbursement manuals with clarification guidelines
    6. LCD’s with clarification
  4. Documentation
    1. EMR–JCAHO and regulatory ensured best practices
    2. Compliance
    3. Training and Education
    4. Medical Necessity assurance
    5. Outcome Driven
    6. Electronic outcome tracking and bench marking of clinical care
    7. Charge Capture assurance
  5. JCAHO and Regulatory
    1. Compliance Plan for all associated regulatory bodies
    2. Readiness Training for each
  6. Quality Assurance/ Performance Improvement
    1. Review
    2. Assessment
    3. Development
    4. Implementation
  7. Education/Relations
    1. Community
      1. Implement proprietary “First Thought” marketing program for patients-wound specific
    2. Physicians
      1. Implement proprietary “First Thought” marketing program for physicians-wound specific
    3. In-patient staff- In-service education and training
    4. In-patient wound preventative- consultation services and specific plans for best IP practices
  8. Financial
    1. Revenue Integrity
    2. Reimbursement Strategy
    3. Charge Capture
    4. Charge Master Review
    5. Cost Containment/Supply Management
    6. Key metric reporting