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Section: Wound Care Category: Diagnostic Testing Wound Care

Keys to Success for Documenting and Reporting the Medical Necessity and Use of Non-Contact Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Imaging Studies

Kathleen Schaum, Other, Jonathan Arnold, MD

Kathleen Schaum, MS and Jonathon Arnold, DPM discusses the clinical value of non-contact near-infrared spectroscopy imaging in an active wound care clinic and learn how it can be used to assist clinical decision making. She also discusses the importance of CPT Category III Code assignments to emerging technologies such as near-infrared spectroscopy imaging, how hospital owned outpatient wound/ulcer management provider-based departments (PBDs), physicians, and other qualified healthcare professionals (QHPs) should report the appropriate CPT Category III Codes, as well as review the documentation necessary to support the use of emerging technologies and to educate payers.

Completion (Credits: 1.25) CME (Credits: 1) CEU (Credits: 1.25)

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Understand the clinical value of non-contact 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 CPT 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 (PBDs), physicians, and other qualified healthcare professionals (QHPs) should report the appropriate CPT Category III Codes.
  4. Review the documentation necessary to support the use of emerging technologies and to educate payers.
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • Completion (Credits: 1.25)

    This lecture has been approved for the PRESENT Podiatric Education Online curriculum by the Council of Teaching Hospitals Residency Education Review Committee.

    Release Date: 11/11/2021 Expiration Date: 12/11/2022

  • CME (Credits: 1)

    PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 continuing education contact hours

    Release Date: 11/11/2021 Expiration Date: 12/11/2022

  • CEU (Credits: 1.25)

    NURSING: Nurse CE is provided for this program through collaboration between Present e-Learning Systems and AffinityCE. AffinityCE is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This activity provides 1.25 contact hours of nurse CE credit.

    Release Date: 11/11/2021 Expiration Date: 12/11/2022

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    Kathleen Schaum has no relevant financial interest to disclose.

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    Jonathan Arnold has nothing to disclose.