APTA Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology & Wound Management

Wound Management Special Interest Group (WMSIG)

Wound Management Special Interest Group

 

The Wound Management Special Interest Group (WMSIG) of the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management (ACEWM), as described in our bylaws, provides a forum where individuals interested in wound management may meet, confer, and promote patient care through education, clinical practice and research, as well as multi-disciplinary dissemination of PT-based knowledge.

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Helpful Resources

The Role of Physical Therapists in Wound Management: An Update

The purpose of this report is to educate patients, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, payors and coders, legislators, and the general community regarding the very important role physical therapists have in the area of wound management. While entry-level physical therapists receive a good foundation for practicing in the area of wound management, many therapists spend hundreds of hours in mentored on-the-job clinical training, self-study, and post-graduate professional continuing education in order to advance their wound management knowledge and skill. Many physical therapists achieve board certified specialization in the area of wound management as a mechanism of documenting their high level of training.

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Active Wound Care Management FAQ Document

Thank you to APTA staff and Harriett Loehne for creating a helpful document addressing coding and  documentation questions related to   Active Wound Care  Management.  You can download the document to the right.  Additional coding and billing resources may be found on the APTA website here:   http://www.apta.org/Payment/CodingBilling/.

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Functional Limitation Reporting Guidance

  • Click here to view the Guide “Appropriate Reporting of G-Codes & C-Modifiers by Therapists Who Treat Chronic Wounds"
  • Download the  Wound and Integumentary Functional Limitations recommendations by clicking the download button below

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Success Story

Here’s an inspiring story from inMotion’s Fall 2016 magazine about a patient with necrotizing fasciitis who, thanks to the incredible work of a medical team that included wound management physical therapists, kept his leg and life.  inMotion is the official publication of the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.  Click the button below  to download the magazine and view the article on pages 16-19.

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