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Meet the Faculty

Kathleen D. Schaum, MS
Kathleen Schaum is a nationally recognized wound/ulcer management reimbursement strategy consultant and educator with 50+ years of industry experience. Because Ms. Schaum is passionate about the success of all wound/ulcer management businesses, she shares her up-to-the-minute reimbursement knowledge with all wound /ulcer management stakeholders who want to establish/maintain/improve their businesses. In addition to presenting at the 8 Wound Clinic Business seminars each year, Kathleen provides reimbursement education at many regional and national wound care symposiums. 

Kathleen also shares her wound /ulcer management reimbursement knowledge through two monthly journals. She is on the founding editorial board of Today’s Wound Clinic and recently celebrated her 13th anniversary as creator and author of the Business Briefs column in that journal. Kathleen also celebrated her 21st anniversary as creator and author of the Payment Strategies column in Advances in Skin & Wound Care. The wound management 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.
For more than 30 years, Jolayne (Jo) 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 certified professional coder and co-founder/partner of a consultant firm, she has used this broad experience to build unique expertise in medical device and drug optimization strategies for product reimbursement. 

Jo 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 including vascular surgery and wound care.

Jo’s specialized experience in reimbursement commercialization programs for cellular and/or tissue-based products (CTPs) for skin wounds and other wound care devices brings a unique perspective to the Wound Clinic Business program. She is excited to share her coding, industry, and health policy expertise with wound care stakeholders.