Wound Care Surgeons
likes to bill itself as the leading surgeon-based provider of wound management services anywhere, and that is no idle boast. There is far more to their services than simply helping heal patients’ wounds. They are capable of providing expert wound care services wherever the patient happens to be. This is important because it is how they save the entire healthcare system lots of money. By providing services in facilities other than hospitals, they eliminate many associated costs, such as transportation costs and admission fees, both of which can be very high. This saves both primary care physicians and insurance companies a lot.
The overall purpose and the healthcare mission of Wound Care Surgeons derives from a number of reforms regarding healthcare delivery under the Affordable Care Act. They were established to take advantage of the primary cost saving measures championed in the law. The law provides incentives for HMO and PPO insurance plans, as well as Medicare, and Medicaid providers and WCS was created as a low-cost delivery model of service, even as a lot of care has been diverted away from hospitals.