Transforming Your Practice, Outcomes, and Productivity With Real-time Fluorescence Imaging of Wound Bacteria

PRESENT Podiatry News Flash   March 21, 2022


Thomas E Serena, MD, FACS, MAPWCA, FACHM

Thomas E Serena, MD, FACS,

CEO and Medical Director
SerenaGroup Inc
Cambridge, MA

Jeffrey D Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC, CPMA

Jeffrey D Lehrman, DPM, FASPS,

Lehrman Consulting, LLC
Fort Collins, CO


This webinar will focus on “Keys to Success” for all qualified healthcare professionals who are using, or considering adopting, point-of-care fluorescence imaging of wound bacterial presence, location, and load. Dr Thomas Serena will focus on the clinical impact the fluorescence imaging procedure is having on getting ahead of infection, wound outcomes, and timing of CTP placements. Dr Jeffrey Lehrman will discuss appropriate CPT coding for this procedure and documentation tips to support how and why this procedure is performed on a given patient, as well as the imaging findings.

Drs Serena and Lehrman will also discuss how fluorescence imaging findings can aid clinical decisions, support the appropriateness, and medical necessity of other procedures (eg, Skin substitutes/CTPs, grafting procedures, and more).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the medical indications for non-contact, real-time fluorescence imaging of bacterial presence, location, and load, as established by a recent Delphi consensus.
  2. Review applications and workflow of fluorescence imaging in routine wound management.
  3. Learn how to appropriately document the imaging procedure, imaging findings, and its medical necessity.
  4. Review the appropriate CPT codes for this procedure and understand its standing in the hospital outpatient department prospective payment system.
This Webinar is Approved for 1 CECH Credit Hours
PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 continuing education contact hour.
Physicians: AffinityCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AffinityCE designates this live educational activity for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. A maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM will be awarded.

Nurses: CE is provided for this program through collaboration between PRESENT e-Learning Systems and AffinityCE. AffinityCE is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This activity provides 1 contact hour of nurse CE credit.
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