Joan DaVanzo and Randy Haught Co-Author Article in Value in Health on Medicare Spending on Wound Care

Published Monday, January 8, 2018

In the January 2018 issue of Value in Health, Joan DaVanzo and Randy Haught coauthored an article that presents findings from the first comprehensive study of Medicare spending on wound care. The study found that close to 15% of Medicare beneficiaries had at least one type of wound or infection and estimated the cost of wound care for Medicare beneficiaries to be nearly $32 billion.  This study has broad implications given that Medicare expenditures related to wound care are much higher than previously thought, and lays the foundation for future research and the development of more appropriate quality measures and reimbursement models.  The article can be accessed here, and the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders’ press release about the study can be found here.