KATHLEEN D. SCHAUM, MS
Kathleen Schaum is a nationally recognized wound care reimbursement strategy consultant and educator with nearly 50 years of industry experience. Ms. Schaum shares her up-to-the-minute reimbursement knowledge with all wound care stakeholders who want to establish/maintain/improve their wound care businesses. In addition to presenting at the 10 Wound Clinic Business seminars, Kathleen provides reimbursement education at many regional and national wound care symposiums. Here are just a few of WCB attendees’ evaluations of Kathleen: “Kathleen’s energy and passion for helping the wound industry succeed is evident throughout the seminar.” “Kathleen always takes the time to thoroughly answer our wound care reimbursement questions.”
Kathleen also shares her wound care knowledge through two monthly journals. She is on the founding editorial board of Today’s Wound Clinic and is celebrating her 10th anniversary as creator and author of the Business Briefs column in that journal. Kathleen is also celebrating her 17th anniversary as creator and author of the Payment Strategies column in Advances in Skin & Wound Care. The wound care industry relies on Ms. Schaum to keep them informed about the coding, payment, coverage, and audit changes that impact their revenue in both the “volume-based” and “value-based” payment systems.
JOLAYNE DEVERS, MBA, CPC, COC, CPC-H, CPC-P
For over 25 years, Jolayne has worked in the healthcare industry in a variety of sectors, including a world-leading medical device company, a large commercial payer and a physiatry practice. As a consultant and Certified Professional Coder, she has used this broad experience to build unique expertise in medical device and drug optimization strategies for product reimbursement.
Jolayne also provides CPT, RUC and strategic consulting to the American Society of General Surgery. She helps guide them on the political and economic changes that affect general surgeons and the quality care they provide for their patients. Ms. Devers is a frequent national speaker on healthcare policy and reimbursement issues that affect manufacturers and providers in a variety of sectors.
Jolayne’s specialized experience in reimbursement commercialization programs for cell tissue products (CTPs) and other wound care devices brings a unique perspective to the Wound Clinic Business program. She is excited to share her industry experience and technical expertise with wound care stakeholders.