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By The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

October 4, 2017 – A new study published online in the International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research's (ISPOR) Value in Health journal demonstrates the economic impact of chronic nonhealing wounds in Medicare patients. The findings highlight the need for Federal research funding, quality measures and reimbursement models that are relevant to wound care. Such measures are not currently included under Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) payment policies, including the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

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By the WoundSource Editors

Washington, D.C. – October 2, 2017–The NPUAP participated in the first meeting of the 2019 International Pressure Ulcer Guideline Governance Group (GGG) on September 22-23, 2017. The GGG meeting was held immediately following the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) 2017 Annual Meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Silver Spring – September 6th, 2017 – The final guidance, Deviation Reporting for Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products Regulated Solely Under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and 21 CFR Part 1271," explains when it is necessary for manufacturers of certain human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps), which do not require FDA premarket review and approval, to report to the agency when infectious disease testing or determination of other donor eligibility criteria have not been performed properly. While this is not a new requirement, the final guidance seeks to provide greater clarity to industry on how to properly follow the regulations already in effect. Specifically, the FDA is issuing this guidance to provide establishments that manufacture non-reproductive HCT/Ps with specific recommendations and relevant examples for complying with the applicable requirements to investigate and report HCT/P deviations to the FDA.

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By the WoundSource Editors

San Antonio, TX – August 21, 2017 – Recent results published in the American Journal of Perinatology demonstrated the reduction of post-surgical wound complications in obese patients undergoing cesarean delivery with closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) using the PREVENA™ Incision Management System. The paper titled, "Closed-Incision Negative-Pressure Therapy in Obese Patients Undergoing Cesarean Delivery: A Randomized Controlled Trial," found that patients had a significant reduction in post-operative pain and narcotic use and experienced reduced surgical site occurrences (SSOs) when receiving ciNPT compared to standard-of-care (SOC) dressing.

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By Catherine T. Milne, APRN, MSN, BC-ANP, CWOCN-AP

Our New England village has an annual tradition that takes place on the town green. These two acres of well-manicured grass have historically been central to the fabric of the hamlet. Every Memorial Day, members of the fifth grade class assemble on the steps of one of the town's oldest buildings to recite the Gettysburg Address. With parents, grandparents, and residents looking toward the cherub-faced innocents, they deliver, "Fourscore and seven years ago..."

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By The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

In their quarterly Alliance Advocacy Update, the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders' (Alliance) provides an update on their ongoing advocacy initiatives on behalf of their clinical association members to ensure access, coverage and payment to wound care procedures and technologies for patients and providers.

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By Jeanne Cunningham, Founder of WoundSource

After seeing about 100 pictures of wounds, I was beginning to feel sick. The year was 1985 and there I was, a recent college graduate in my 20s, sitting in a cramped office at the Crozer Chester Medical Center in Chester, PA, watching slide after slide of feet, elbows, legs, bottoms, in fact, every part of the human body with open, colorful wounds.

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By the WoundSource Editors

Clearwater, FL – July 13, 2017 – The new EXTREMIT-EASE™ Compression Garment by AMERX Health Care has been named one of this year's Top 10 Innovations by Podiatry Today – a leading industry publication.

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By Miranda Henry, Editorial Director of WoundSource

Twenty years ago, WoundSource™ became the first-ever comprehensive wound care reference guide for clinicians. It contained just nine product categories and did not yet include such innovations as hand-held wound assessment systems and cellular-based wound treatments, which have now become a part of standard wound management practice.

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Raleigh, NC – June 30, 2017 – CarePICS® Remote Clinical Imagery System is one of the medical innovations that was showcased in front of thousands of healthcare providers at Premier Inc.'s 2017 Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition on June 27.

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