A note from Dr. Gitterle,

The future of wound care in the long-term acute care hospital setting is a troubling concern. Without a clear vision and plan for dealing with impending changes to admission requirements for wounds and acceptance of IPPS patients, some fear that LTACHS will no longer be able to provide the critical capabilities they offer to patients with limb and life-threatening wounds.

The National Association of Long Term Hospitals (NALTH) is conducting a wound care symposium in San Antonio, TX on September 28-29, 2015. At this conference I will be giving a presentation specifically devoted to addressing these concerns.