Meet-the-Professor Session:
28. Woundcare 101 and 102
Friday, October 21, 2011: 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Room: 156ABC

Learning Objectives:

This session will teach clinicians and their staff about advances in acute and chronic wound care treatment modalities that supplement antibiotic therapy and offer the opportunity for ID practices to completely manage wound care patients in the outpatient setting. How to establish a profitable wound care clinic and coding best practices will be discussed during this session. At the completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • assess the type, etiology, and grade or stage of wounds
  • identify common and uncommon presentations of acute and chronic wounds
  • learn techniques and skills that can improve wound care patients' outcomes (hyperbarics, biologic dressings, stem cell therapies, etc.)
  • identify effective marketing strategies to promote and integrate wound clinics into health care systems
  • practice appropriate coding for evaluation and management (E&M) services for initial patient visits and wound assessments
  • apply the appropriate debridement codes that may be billed by the physician or non-physician providers (nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and physician assistants)
  • learn coding for specific procedures, such as selective and non-selective debridement, application of Unna Boot, etc.

Target Audience: Nurses, Infectious Diseases Physicians, HIV Clinicians, Health Care Workers, Fellows-in-Training, Clinicians, Academicians

Tracks: Adult ID

Meet-the-Professor:  Eliot Godofsky, MD, Univ. Hepatitis Ctr.


7:30 AM
Eliot Godofsky, MD

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.0 hour of Category 1 credit possible

ACPE Credits: This session is not eligible for CPE credit.

ACPE Number:


E. Godofsky, None

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