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Economic Value of Podiatric Surgery when Added to A Vascular Surgery Program #ActAgainstAmputation #ToeandFlow @vascularsvs @alpslimb @apma

Important data from Naren Patel et al at the University of Arizona’s Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). Bottom line: With equal number of surgeons, podiatry contributed 40% of total wRVUs generated by the entire program in 2019. Here are the granular data in for those of you interested in developing a limb preservation program. […]

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An Economic Evaluation of the Impact, Cost, and Medicare Policy Implications of Chronic Wounds

Congratulations to our colleagues on this important work. Summary: Total Medicare spending estimates for all wound types ranged from $28.1 to $96.8 billion.   Authors Nussbaum SR1, Carter MJ2, Fife CE3, DaVanzo J4, Haught R4, Nusgart M5, Cartwright D6. Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the cost of chronic wound care for […]

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