Analysis Of Medicare Claims Show Benefits Of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment
AAWCM's Letter to the Office of the Inspector General
We are happy to announce a medical study conducted by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and the Analysis Group in Boston found that Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy can reduce the rate of major amputations among Medicare patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers.
Read the full press release here.
John Capotorto's, M.D., Letter to the Editor of The Washington Post
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.
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.