FREE CME WEBINARS

Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Keys to Success for Documenting and Reporting the Medical Necessity and Use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Imaging Studies

This event is free of charge and approved for 1 CECH/CME/CE credit hour for DPMs, Physicians, and Nurses.

This live webinar will focus on the “keys to success” for physicians and other qualified healthcare professionals (QHPs) using near-infrared spectroscopy imaging as part of their wound/ulcer management “toolbox”. Dr. Jonathan Arnold will present a clinical case to demonstrate how this emerging technology positively impacts physicians’/QHPs’ clinical decision making. Kathleen Schaum will discuss the importance of correctly reporting the new Category III codes assigned to near-infrared spectroscopy imaging. Dr. Arnold will conclude by providing some documentation tips to support the medical necessity of near-infrared spectroscopy imaging and discuss the importance of educating payers as to why this emerging technology should be covered for patients with wound/ulcers.

Lecture Objectives:

1. Understand the clinical value of near-infrared spectroscopy imaging in an active wound care clinic and learn how it can be used to assist clinical decision making.
2. Discuss the importance of Category III code assignments to emerging technologies such as near-infrared spectroscopy imaging.
3. Describe how hospital owned outpatient wound/ulcer management provider-based departments and physicians/QHPs should report the appropriate Category III codes.
4. Review the documentation necessary to support the use of emerging technologies and to educate payers

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Document & Report the Medical Necessity & Use of Placental & Dermal Tissues for Management of Lower Extremity Chronic Wounds

This event is free of charge and approved for 1 CECH/CME/CE credit hour for DPMs, Physicians, and Nurses.

This live webinar will focus on the “keys to success” for physicians and other qualified healthcare professionals (QHPs) who wish to use placental and dermal cellular and/or tissue-based products (CTPs) in their own businesses and/or in hospital owned outpatient wound/ulcer management provider-based departments (PBDs). James McGuire, DPM will review the role of placental and reticular dermal tissues in the management of chronic wounds. Kathleen Schaum will discuss the importance of insurance benefit verification, correct coding, and documentation. Dr McGuire and Ms Schaum will conclude by providing documentation examples to support the medical necessity of the application of CTPs and to educate payers.

Lecture Objectives:

• Understand the clinical value of using placental and dermal CTPs in physician offices or PBDs for management of chronic lower extremity wounds
• Review the role of placental tissues, reticular dermal tissue, and processing techniques in chronic wound closure
• Discuss the importance of conducting insurance benefit verification prior to application of CTPs
• Describe appropriate coding for the application of CTPs and review common coding errors to avoid
• Review the documentation necessary to support the application of CTPs and to educate payers

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Treatment of Instability of the First Ray: New Strategies Using Applied Biomechanics in Clinical Practice

This event is free of charge and approved for 1 CECH credit hour for DPMs.

Instability or dysfunction of the first ray is involved in more pathologies than any other segment of the human foot. Hallux abductovalgus, hallux rigidus, hammertoes, metatarsalgia and flatfoot deformity are all commonly associated with first ray dysfunction. This webinar will present the latest research on the pathomechanics of first ray pathologies and will dispel many accepted myths and misconceptions about this critical segment of the human foot. Practitioners can use this information to implement conservative and surgical treatment interventions which enhance stability of the first ray and optimize function of the foot during ambulation.

Lecture Objectives:
1. Review the kinematics of the medial column of the foot including specific joint rotations during loading and locomotion
2. Provide the latest information of the pathomechanics of hallux abductovalgus, hallux rigidus, and functional hallux limitus
3. Discuss the link between first ray instability and digital deformities, plantar plate pathology and metatarsalgia
4. Review results of surgical procedures intended to treat instability of the first ray
5. Introduce novel orthotic interventions designed to enhance stability of the first ray and effectively treat forefoot pathologies

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