The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is an international non-profit organization serving members from more than 35 countries. The UHMS is the primary source of scientific information for diving and hyperbaric medicine physiology worldwide.
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President's Address 2023
UHMS President: Pete Witucki, MD
Recreational Diving Medical Screening System
In 2020, the international Diver Medical Screen Committee (DMSC) released a new diver medical screening system and guidance to the physician.
OPPS Final Rule for 2024
UHMS is acutely aware of the radical change in reimbursement that is in the final rule of the 2024 OPPS fee schedule. OPPS refers to hospital outpatient department reimbursement. The physician fee schedule (PFS) addresses physician reimbursement, both in the office setting as well as in the facility setting. G0277 is a unique code since it can be used in all places of service, but the level of reimbursement will vary with location. This has always been the case with the physician fee schedule.
Because there appears to have been a significant change from the proposed to the final reimbursement schedule, UHMS is conferring with experts in this field to try and determine what happened and what action needs to be taken. We are asking that public comment be delayed until we have more information which we will share with membership as soon as we are able to do so.”
The Continuing Medical Education mission of UHMS is to develop and promote evidence-based educational activities that improve the scientific knowledge, competence and/or performance within the scope of undersea and hyperbaric medicine, including wound healing.
MEDFAQs is the UHMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) system. This system is a benefit of UHMS membership. Non-members can see the categories of questions we have, plus all questions and answers in the Safety category. Members will be able to see all of the questions, as well submit new questions.
QUARC's mission is to promote quality of care in hyperbaric medicine practice and ensure patient access to hyperbaric services through effective advocacy in the regulatory, public policy and legislative arenas. The QUARC webpage is designed to provide the most up-to-date information on regulatory, public policy and legislative issues facing our membership and field.