Darlene Carey, MBA, VP of Clinical Operations with WoundCentrics

Darlene Carey, who serves as Vice President of Clinical Operations for WoundCentrics of New Braunfels, Texas, will be a guest faculty presenter at the Spring 2019 Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring | Wound Healing Society Conference in San Antonio May 7 – 10 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Conference Center in San Antonio, Texas.

The SAWC Conference features exciting new cutting-edge topics led by the most dynamic and influential educators in wound healing to further move the wound care community forward and create a dynamic and unified voice to support the shared mission – improving patient care.

Darlene will present information on clinical Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and how it has come under increased scrutiny in the last several years by payors. Now more than ever, clinicians must know how to select suitable candidates for this adjunctive therapy or potentially face financial penalties.

The lecture will focus on choosing appropriate patients for HBOT using real life examples of approved indications and information from the national coverage determination (NCD). In addition, the presentation will emphasize the key elements of documentation required to meet medical necessity criteria. The goal of the lecture is for clinicians to feel comfortable identifying patients and providing necessary documentation for hyperbaric therapy.

In her leadership role at WoundCentrics, Darlene is responsible for the implementation, opening and ongoing operations of wound centers. She began her healthcare career in the early 1980s and has served in both acute care and specialty facilities. Transitioning from inpatient acute care to outpatient wound centers in 2000, she has been involved in over 87 wound centers, both de novo and existing centers needing re-engineering across the country. Darlene is intrigued by process improvement, especially as it relates to employee productivity. She received her MBA from Delta State University and her Bachelors degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has published articles in wound care journals on topics of Quality, Process Improvement and Work Flow. Outside of healthcare she serves on the Board of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries.

Darlene’s Presentation is scheduled for Friday, May 10th at 3:30pm. · Session 43: HBOT: Patient Selection in the Age of Scrutiny

Friday, May 10 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM