Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

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Following years of Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholder (Alliance) advocacy to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) flagging concerns that the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) coding process chilled innovation and created barriers to coverage and reimbursement for DMEPOS and other new technologies/products in the wound care space, the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders is pleased to report that improvements to the process will be put in place in 2019. The Alliance is a founder and key member of the Alliance for HCPCS Coding Reform who has met regularly with CMS and HHS staff to articulate their concerns with the process.

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The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders' quarterly update on their ongoing advocacy initiatives to includes an overview of their comments on wound care policies, upcoming meeting dates and a list of recent publications.

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In their quarterly Alliance Advocacy Update, the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders (Alliance) updates health care professionals on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed fee schedules, recent meetings and conferences, and the latest publications and policies relevant to wound care.

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Cost associated with chronic wounds

by Marcia Nusgart, Executive Director, Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

Editor's note:This blog post is part of the WoundSource Trending Topics series, bringing you insight into the latest clinical issues and advancement in wound management, with contributions by the WoundSource Editorial Advisory Board.

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In their quarterly Alliance Advocacy Update, the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders (Alliance) provides a review of 2017, and looks ahead to their plans and goals 2018.

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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 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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Recently proposed legislation introduced in Congress with bipartisan support provides hope that many of the issues the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders (the Alliance) and its members have faced with the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) local coverage determinations (LCDs) may have a legislative fix moving forward.

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