AAWCM News

American Association of Wound Care Management news.

AAWCM's Letter to the Office of the Inspector General

In response to the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services's recent audit of the payment for hyperbaric oxygen therapy services by Wisconsin Physicians Services, AAWCM asks the OIG to review its methodology, recalculate over payments, and communicate with contractors on conducting audits. We offer to meet with the OIG to further discuss our concerns.

Read the full letter here.

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Kelsey Chapekis
John Capotorto's, M.D., Letter to the Editor of The Washington Post

David Kohn’s Jan. 27 article, “Could hyperbaric treatment heal the brain,” skimmed over a crucial yet often overlooked issue impacting millions of Americans also treated by hyperbaric oxygen – chronic wounds. With nearly 8.2 million people suffering from painful, nonhealing wounds in the United States, chronic wounds have become a silent epidemic sweeping the nation that can lead to infection, amputation, and even death if not properly treated.

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Kelsey Chapekis