The Advisory Board estimated that inpatient wounds
are costing hospitals, on average:
Types of Wounds Commonly Seen Include:
- Venous Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
- Diabetic Lower Extremity Ulcers
- Non-Healing Surgical Wounds
- Arterial Ulcers
- Necrotizing Infections
Treatments are reimbursed through Medicare and private insurance carriers and repeat patient visits generally provide a healthy, reliable revenue stream. Program startup and development times are measured in weeks and months, instead of years, and wound care programs can operate in a wide range of facility types.
Outpatient Integrated Services has helped hospital administrators develop wound care programs and operate their services with an OIS-mindset that leverages cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and patient satisfaction.
Financial Risks of Unmanaged Wound Care
Whether your hospital is looking to add hyperbaric medicine to an existing wound care program, or start up a new hospital-based, or freestanding hyperbaric medicine facility, OIS can help you significantly reduce cost without reducing quality. We also can provide you with a detailed site analysis of your current facility, and comprehensive management services.
HBOT program establishment Program transition
Revenue cycle management
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is recognized as an evidence-based adjunct therapy in the treatment of non-healing wounds and amputation prevention. The clear chambers are equipped with televisions and comfortable bedding, so patients are free to watch their favorite television shows or a movie, or even sleep. During the treatments, the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber, quickly increasing the concentration of oxygen in the bloodstream, where it is delivered to a patient’s wound site for faster healing. Essentially, HBOT therapy helps heal the wound from the inside out.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a safe and evidence-based treatment proven to speed the healing process in certain types of wounds including:
Delayed radiation injury – soft tissue and bone necrosis
Compromised skin grafts and flaps
Chronic osteomyelitis – refractory
Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
Radiation induced cystitis
Necrotizing soft tissue infections
Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss
The HBOT component of the wound program may benefit the hospital by:
- Adding advanced wound healing capability
- Reducing amputation rates
- Improving healing rates for problem or hard-to-heal wounds