How to Add a Hyperbaric Service Line To Your Hospital or Practice

Adding a hyperbaric service line

Should your facility consider adding hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as a service line?

We’ve helped hundreds of organizations answer that question. But what does HBOT mean to your organization? The Mayo Clinic provides an excellent definition:

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized environment. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a well-established treatment for decompression sickness, a potential risk of scuba diving. Other conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy include serious infections, bubbles of air in your blood vessels, and wounds that may not heal as a result of diabetes or radiation injury.

This short definition encapsulates the genesis of HBOT and its evolution up to its current state as a treatment therapy for chronic wounds. The medical society for HBOT is The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), reflecting HBOT’s genesis as a treatment for decompression sickness. HBOT has come a long way since UHMS’s founding in 1967. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has changed millions of lives as an extremely effective, well-established, CMS-approved therapy for a number of indications, including chronic wound care. 

Wound care—that’s where CūtisCare intersects with the world of hyperbaric medicine, patients, and hospitals all over the U.S.

We’re a team of physicians and medical professionals with deep, diverse levels of expertise in building Wound Care and Hyperbaric Centers of Excellence. Our mission is to provide better outcomes for wound-care patients through strategic relationships with our hospital and office- based clinic partners.

CMS currently approves HBOT for 15 indications, and we believe that list will continue to grow. We’re focused on helping hospitals, clinics, and medical practices of all scopes and sizes evaluate, design, and build comprehensive wound care centers.

Our executive team has spent 25 years in wound care and hyperbaric management, our team has helped build and manage over 250 centers with an unblemished record of compliance and financial stability. We’re here to help you on your journey to HBOT excellence, whether you’re assessing the potential for a new center or reevaluating your current wound care capabilities.

Is a wound care center with HBOT the right fit for your hospital or clinic? 

The decision process starts by assessing your current capabilities, patient and staff demographics, and future wound care objectives. We’ve divided the HBOT center evaluation process into eight critical, but manageable, steps. Here’s what you can expect when you engage the CūtisCare team: 

  • Research State Laws and Compliance Regulations Related To Physician Supervision
  • Assess the Needs of Your Hospital and Your Local Market To Validate the Business Case For a Hospitalist-Managed Hyperbaric Wound Care Center 
  • Assess the Physical Capabilities of Your Facility To Determine If You Have Enough Space To Accommodate Additional HBOT Equipment and Staff
  • Evaluate Current and Future Staffing Requirements End-to-End
  • Evaluate Payer Authorization and Approval Metrics
  • Evaluate Training Requirements and Coordinate Training
  • Evaluate and Plan for Program Launch and Community Outreach 
  • Provide Ongoing Market Outreach Tools to Support Wound Care and Hyperbarics 
  • Evaluate Ongoing Relationship with CūtisCare for Education, Mentoring, Operational, and Management Assistance
  • Medical Advisory Board Access and Support

You’re partnering with the nation’s leading provider of hospital and office-based hyperbaric management and wound care solutions when you engage with us. We’ll be with you and your team, sharing information and our 25 years of experiential knowledge, throughout the entire HBOT evaluation process. 

When the evaluation process is over, you’ll be confident that your proposed HBOT center will be compliant with state and federal regulations, profitable, and payer-ready. We’ll also advocate on your behalf with insurance companies on an ongoing basis.

The bottom line is we’re always going to be there for you and your team with physician mentoring, education, compliance analysis, and integrated operational advice. Our plans are always flexible and designed with your budget, market demographics, payer mix, facility, and staffing requirements at the forefront.  

Should you consider evaluating an HBOT wound care center for your hospital?

The answer is yes if you want to improve patient wound care outcomes and add additional CMS-approved wound care services. The process starts with a no-obligation phone consultation. We’d love to hear your thoughts on where you are today and where you’d like to be a year from now with your wound care capabilities.

If you’re like most of the hospital systems we work with, you’ve been considering new alternatives for wound care management for quite some time. Maybe now is a good time to evaluate the costs, risks, and potential benefits.  

Whether you are in the planning phase of establishing a comprehensive wound center or reevaluating your current wound management company or self-managed program, choosing the right partner is critical for success.

Our team is laser-focused and passionate about facilitating exceptional patient outcomes through flexible, economical, and innovative HBOT solutions. In a nutshell, we provide hospitals, research facilities, clinics, and private practices nationwide with the solutions and expertise to treat their patients’ chronic wound conditions. 

See what patients are saying about the life-changing value of these treatments

Do you just have some questions about wound care and Hyperbaric Medicine? 

We’d love to share our 25 years of knowledge and experience with you. Get in touch with one of our HBOT thought leaders online today. Or you can call us anytime at 561.617.8675.