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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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Mississauga, ON – March 7, 2017 – NOVADAQ recently announced that Cigna has reviewed the growing base of evidentiary support and now covers DermACELL when used in association with a covered medically necessary breast reconstruction procedure.

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by Janet Wolfson PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

As I read through wound care articles on pressure injuries and treatments, I keep going back to one thought: why are they still occurring? They are preventable! Staff are educated, have certifications and equipment, and have been oriented on policy to prevent pressure injuries. I think it comes down to opportunities and choices.

A culture of care – bottom to top and back down again – can drastically reduce incidence.

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With the ongoing shifts in the U.S. health care landscape under a new Presidential administration, the unpredictable future of the Affordable Care Act, and the implementation of Medicare payment reform, having a voice in draft policies and regulations to represent the wound care perspective is of paramount importance.

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personalized medicine

Margaret Heale, RN, MSc, CWOCN

"Personalized medicine" is apparently a new concept that has evolved from taking good family histories, then adding a genetic testing component. The idea is to help assess the risk of specific traits that may be evident, and confirm with genetic testing so people can make lifestyle changes that reduce risk. It has attracted a huge amount of attention over the past few years.

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Affordable Care Act

by Paula Erwin-Toth MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNS, FAAN

As we embark on our journey into 2017, many are concerned about the road ahead. A new President and GOP dominated Congress have promised to make health care reform a priority. There have been numerous articles and opinion pieces written about the path these changes will take and what they will mean to patients, caregivers, and clinicians alike.

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