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Bethesda, MD -- Sept 26, 2018 –The Alliance of Wound Care has questioned a new exclusionary United Healthcare (UHC) policy on cellular and/or tissue-based products for skin wounds (CTPs) slated to go into effect on Oct. 1st. In a comment letter to UHC medical directors addressing “Commercial Medical Policy 2018T0592A, Skin and Soft Tissue Substitutes” the Alliance alerted the insurance provider of concerns that the policy would be detrimental to patient care. The Alliance requested a meeting to address concerns and encouraged UHC to delay policy implementation.

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SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EO2 Concepts announced today the publication of a randomized, double-blind, multi-center study to evaluate the company's innovative, wearable EO2 Oxygen Delivery System (EO2 System) in patients receiving treatment for diabetic foot ulcers with Continuous Diffusion of Oxygen (CDO) therapy. The study, published in the Journal of Wound Care, is the first-of-its kind to provide the highest quality, Level I clinical evidence for the treatment of chronic wounds. In addition, the company announced positive results from an original study published in Wound Central.

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Woodbury, CT: The 7th Meeting of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWHTR) is taking place October 5-6, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. ACWHTR 2018 brings together general surgeons, vascular surgeons, podiatrists, nurses, physical therapists, researchers, wound care specialists, and other allied health care professionals for the advancement of wound care.

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The Wound Healing Foundation is a proud partner of Inspire, the leading social network for health. Inspire offers a safe place for patients and caregivers to connect and support one another on issues related to wound care, traumatic wounds, chronic wounds, amputation, scars, symptoms and much more.

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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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The 7th Meeting of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWH) will take place October 5-6, 2018 in Chicago, IL at the Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile.

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Columbia, MD – June 04, 2018 – Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Pink:OSIR), a regenerative medicine company focused on developing and marketing products for wound care, orthopedics, and sports medicine, announced today the implementation of Prestige Lyotechnology for manufacturing of commercial products.

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Wound Care Teamwork

by Thomas E. Serena MD, FACS, FACHM, FAPWCA

In the words of Ben Franklin, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” The specialty of wound care and hyperbaric medicine faces a never-ending attack from payers and regulators. Our current state of partition leaves us voiceless and defenseless. We must band together and be counted.

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Minneapolis, MN – May 16, 2018 –Biatain® Silicone with its unique 3DFit Technology™ conforms to the wound bed to minimize the creation of dead space, therefore reducing exudate pooling for optimal healing conditions. The Biatain® Silicone family of foam dressings offers an advanced five-layer construction, including a silicone adhesive contact layer designed to offer a gentle and secure fit. While each Biatain® Silicone dressing is designed to promote an optimal moist wound healing environment, Biatain® Silicone Multishape and Sacral dressings are designed to protect against skin and tissue breakdown and may be used as part of a prophylactic protocol to prevent pressure injuries.

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Allen, TX – May 15, 2018 – Keneric Healthcare, an ISO Certified global medical device manufacturer, is recognized for the development and commercialization of innovative products that improve patient care, increase clinician efficiency and streamline facility expenditures. GPO New Vendor Awards include Managed Healthcare Associates Inc.

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