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Specialists to diagnose wound/skin disorders, prescribe treatments, and procedures. We ARE the wound center brought to you!
Impact on Healing, Infection, Hospital Stay in LTC Medicare
Wound Care Plus, LLC reduced the percentage of patients with severe infection-related complications (sepsis, cellulitis, osteomyelitis, or any wound-associated hospitalizations) by 5.3-fold, decreased the use of systemic antibiotics by 29%, reduced the use of PCR testing by 38%, and almost doubled the number of patients healed by 12 weeks using fluorescent imaging. This research is from the nursing home population where chronic wounds occur in the immunocompromised, high-risk, infection-prone, and hard-to-heal elderly patient population with numerous co-morbid medical conditions coupled with polypharmacy. Please see our newly released research study to see how Wound Care Plus is making a difference in long-term care.
As our name implies, we are more than an advanced wound care specialty group. The PLUS means our skilled and caring advanced wound specialists can treat anyone with a wound or skin disorder at almost any location including hospitals, outpatient wound centers, long term care, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, residential care communities and group homes. We bring advanced wound care, PLUS clinical excellence and education for clients, families, caregivers, medical staff, and managers alike.
Based on our personal experience in healthcare treating and managing wounds, we founded Wound Care Plus. We identified a great need for appropriate wound care that should cover the entire spectrum of healthcare. We recognize the challenges of getting access to quality wound specialists, so we come to you.
We serve Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio and Oklahoma. The locations where our advanced wound specialists provide services include long-term care/skilled nursing facilities, acute care hospitals, wound centers, residential care facilities, group homes, and assisted living facilities. Call to confirm if you are in our service area.
Wound Care Plus is a health care company operated by health care people! Our experience and commitment to excellence helps guide you to provide better and more complete care. We believe proper, direct treatment is vital. On-going care and prevention is essential to good health and healing. That’s why we provide wound care education, training, documentation, and consultation for wound care programs and quality assurance reviews.
Bacterial DNA testing using PCR is a great way to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use while increasing our ability to treat bacteria and fungus in the wound appropriately without contributing to the multi-drug resistant organism (MDRO) problem. The accuracy of PCR testing is much more advanced than traditional cultures, ensuring someone with a chronic wound can eliminate infections in the wound, allowing wounds to heal.
A biopsy is a sample of tissue or cells removed from the skin in order for a pathologist to examine it more closely. Our Advanced Wound Specialists may perform a biopsy if they suspect various conditions such as melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or even Merkel cell cancer. A biopsy can also reveal other conditions such as vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, or other autoimmune disorders.
Fluorescence imaging is a type of non-invasive imaging technique that can help visualize biological processes taking place in a living organism. Fluorescence itself, is a form of luminescence that results from matter emitting light of a certain wavelength after absorbing electromagnetic radiation. Molecules that re-emit light upon absorption of light are called fluorophores.
This therapeutic technique (NPWT) allows suction via a tube connected to a dressing to remove exudate and promote healing in a variety of wounds while maintaining moist wound healing principles. This controlled application allows negative pressure inside the wound to assist with wound contraction and removal of excess drainage to promote wound healing.
Skin substitutes, also known as CTPs (Cellular and/or Tissue Products) are skin replacements that may be temporary or permanent. Skin substitutes may be from a xenograft, allograft, autologous, or bio-engineered. These skin replacements may help speed up wound healing, cover the wound immediately, or stimulate the body's natural cells to encourage wound healing. Often skin substitutes (CTPs) are covered by insurance if medical necessity is met and other standards of care have been implemented for a certain length of time.
Tele Wound Care is a great way to integrate virtual rounds without having to skip appointments. This service can be billable through insurance when certain criteria is met. Telehealth and telemedicine have been openly supported by CMS for several years now. We are proud to bring this technology to post acute care.
We accept many different payors such as private pay, Medicare, Medicaid, Humana, Essence, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, TriNet, United Healthcare, Hospice, self pay, indigent, payment plans, and more. If you have billing questions, call us. We are happy to work through any questions or concerns you may have.
Our Quality Assurance Assistance helps our clients stay up to date with best practice standards and national regulations to ensure positive outcomes for the clients they service.
We offer training and education for corporations, regionally for all buildings, webinars, and a variety of conferences and conventions. Watch our website or other social media outlets for an upcoming event that meets your needs.
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