We continue to hear about proposed cuts to reimbursement across the post-acute setting. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is reducing pay to healthcare facilities gradually over the coming years and it’s imperative to make the necessary adjustments today to ensure future success. Giving your workforce the tools they need to specialize in wound care can bolster your organization and give you the support you need to thrive through these changes.
Relias is pleased to offer our latest thought-leadership webinar, Caring for Wounds Under PDPM/PDGM, in partnership with McKesson and their industry experts, Dr. Michele Carr and Sue Grafton, CWON. During this one-hour session, we will offer insight into how building expertise in wound care can reliably maximize your reimbursements through PDPM and PDGM. From taking on higher acuity patients to preventing avoidable pressure injuries, investing in wound care education will allow you to thrive. Join us to get invaluable tips and answers to your specific questions.
Michele Carr has been a clinician for over 30 years, first practicing as a registered dietitian, then later as a podiatrist. While practicing with an HMO in southern California, Michele found her true passion in assisting wound patients with healing. This led to helping that HMO create its first wound care center. In 2004, Michele’s career took a detour when she accepted a position to direct a wound care surveillance program for a home health and hospice chain. She watched that program grow and develop until, in 2011, that chain was acquired by one of the five largest national home health and hospice chains where Michele continued her role. For the next 11 years, Michele developed and implemented a wound education and support program for thousands of clinicians across the U.S. Additionally, she has taught at multiple national wound and health conferences, including SAWC and WOW. Due to her unique and varied experience in the post-acute healthcare sector, OASIS knowledge and certification, and nutrition wound certification, Michele has held several consultant roles in the wound care industry in the U.S. and even internationally. Most recently, Michele accepted a position with McKesson as a Clinical Support Manager where she hopes to use her knowledge in home health, hospice, wound care, nutrition, and OASIS.
Sue Grafton is a Registered Nurse and Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse in Baltimore. Sue started her nursing career in home health and has worked for many Maryland-based home care agencies for the past 25 years. She discovered her love of wounds and ostomies in the home care setting and strives to empower individuals to take a part in their healing. She has been a CWON for 18 years. Sue has been an active member of the Baltimore affiliate WOCN for many years and has held regional and local positions on the board. She has chaired and presented at the Ostomy Education Day that strives to provide more education to post-acute care clinicians. Sue also acted as a clinical consultant for a local HME pharmacy and is able to bring the importance of continuity of care between care settings full circle. Sue currently works as a Clinical Support Manager for McKesson Medical-Surgical and spends a lot of her time educating post-acute care clinicians on wound management, formulary development, and product selection.