News Release:  For Immediate Release                                               September 9, 2019


Marcus Gitterle, M.D. and Kaye Moseley, RRT, of WoundCentrics Present at the UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting in Dallas

Marcus Gitterle, M.D., FACCWS, Chief Medical Officer for WoundCentrics and Kaye Moseley, RRT, RCP, CHT, CHWS, WoundCentrics' Corporate Director of Compliance, were presenters at the Fall Meeting of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society (UMHS) in Dallas, Texas Saturday Sept 6, 2019.

Dr. Gitterle lectured on “New Technology in Non-Invasive Vascular Testing” and Kaye Moseley presented information on “How to Prepare for a Target, Probe and Educate Audit for HBO2”.

Dr. Gitterle’s presentation highlighted the importance of understanding the emerging trend of non-invasive vascular testing for wound care patients that suffer from chronic, non-healing leg wounds.  Understanding the vascular component to chronic non-healing wounds is a critical precursor to their treatment and vascular testing is the standard of care for lower leg wound patients. Non-invasive vascular testing opens new options for assessing lower extremity blood flow in patient who are not able to tolerate traditional assessment techniques.

Ms. Moseley’s lecture focused on The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continued increase in auditing of claims for hyperbaric medicine services and the importance of documentation in managing an audit in hyperbaric clinics today.  Kaye’s information provided the process and information required for a clinic and clinicians to be adequately prepared to manage a CMS audit on hyperbaric claims and protect themselves from recoupment of payment on otherwise covered services.

The Gulf Coast Chapter of the UHMS mission is to promote educational activities for physicians and allied health professionals in the Gulf Coast Region based on a needs assessment of the members and in collaboration with the UHMS' Panel of Experts. These activities are intended to improve the scientific and practical knowledge of attendees in the areas of hyperbaric oxygen treatment and diving medicine.

Both presentations were accredited for Continuing Medical Education units for both physicians and other allied health professionals.