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McDonough, GA, – (June 2022) – Encompass Group, LLC is bringing its line of eMax® Replacement Support Surfaces to the acute care market.

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PITTSBURGH, PA – (June 14, 2022) MolecuLight Inc., a manufacturer in point-of-care fluorescence imaging for the detection of bacteria in wounds, announces it has been awarded a new group purchasing agreement with Premier, Inc. – a leading health care improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,400 U.S. hospitals and 225,000 other providers. The MolecuLight i:X® and DX™ wound imaging devices were also awarded Premier’s Technology Breakthrough designation signifying innovative products that are helping clinicians to improve the state of wound care and ultimately to improve outcomes.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 10, 2022Next Science Limited reports that XPERIENCETM No Rinse Solution has been shown to have persistent efficacy against both planktonic bacteria and bacterial biofilms in a new study published in The Journal of Arthroplasty.

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In March, the Alliance met with 5 CMS directors and their staff across 3 divisions – the Division of Practitioner Services, the Division of Outpatient Care, and Division of Coding and DRG (who have responsibility for the coding and payment of CTPs) – to discuss how the inconsistent HCPCS code assignments for CTPs and synthetic CTPs has led to problematic issues in both the physician office setting and in hospital outpatient provider-based departments. Under new 2022 policies, which included the assignment of “C” codes and/or “A” codes, there is confusion about how to bill services and products - especially in the HOPD. The Alliance presented six specific recommendations supported by a 35-page chart of relevant HCPCS coding history along with HOPPS & Physician Fee Schedule policies to show how they impact each other. They called on the Agency to bring consistency to coding for CTPs and synthetic CTPs and correct the unintended impacts being experienced under current coding policies.

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STEVENS POINT, WI – APRIL 26, 2022 – Perceptive Solutions, Inc., developer of WoundZoom Digital Wound Management, announced today its integration partnership with MatrixCare. The purpose of this partnership is to exchange wound care data between WoundZoom and MatrixCare Customers’ EHR system.

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To recognize the impact of Certified WOC Nurses across communities and populations, the WOCN® will celebrate WOC Nurse Week on April 17-23, 2022. This annual event is a special time to celebrate and promote the value of Certified WOC Nurses across the multifaceted population and communities they serve. With an understanding of the value WOC Nurses bring to wound care practices, this week and hopefully this discussion are reminders of the importance of not only WOC certification but also continuing education.

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Toronto, CANADA and Seoul, SOUTH KOREA – (April 6, 2022) MolecuLight Inc., a manufacturer in point-of-care fluorescence imaging for the detection of wounds containing elevated bacterial loads, and KOVE Inc., announce that the MolecuLight i:X® device has successfully received regulatory clearance and is now commercially available to the wound care market in South Korea. In addition, the MolecuLight device has also received reimbursement in Korea from the Ministry of Health and Welfare enabling clinician reimbursement for performing the medically necessary MolecuLight procedure.

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By Shelley Ducker, Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

Coverage trends indicate that wound patients are increasingly being denied access to important products/services/procedures – or are being limited in receiving them – because of restrictions in payer coverage policies. Many times, restrictions – or utilization parameters – are out of step with clinical guidelines and current clinical practice.

For years, wound care advocates such as the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders and its membership of 20+ clinical associations and specialty medical societies have been submitting comment after comment to restrictive payer coverage policies to flag issues, point to supportive evidence and articulate the impacts to patient care. Problematic coverage policies have spanned debridement to surgical dressings to cellular and tissue-based products (CTPs) to negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and more.

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STEVENS POINT, WI – March 16, 2022 – Perceptive Solutions, Inc., maker of WoundZoom Digital Wound Management, today announced the expanded functionality and benefits of their WoundZoom Mobile application with auto border wound detection technology among the primary solution developments. These expanded capabilities create further workflow efficiencies for health care providers that measure, document, and treat wounds.

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MIAMI, February 9, 2022—TissueTech, Inc.—a company which provides products for the clinical application of cryopreserved human birth tissue products to treat ocular surface disease and disorders, chronic wounds, and musculoskeletal conditions—has unveiled a corporate rebranding, including a name change and a new logo. BioTissue, Inc. and Amniox Medical, Inc. will now both be known under a single commercial entity, BioTissue, Inc.

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