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The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders is a nonprofit multidisciplinary trade association of physician medical specialty societies and clinical associations whose mission is to promote quality care and access to products and services for people with wounds through effective advocacy and educational outreach in the regulatory, legislative and public arenas.

 

Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders Busy Advocating for Members

The Alliance has been busy in submitting comments to legislative bodies and regulatory agencies. Click here for a complete list of our “Official Comments" section under the Activities and Achievements for the following comments submitted by the Alliance with our members' guidance and input:

  • September 2017-Alliance comments to CMS on the proposed CY 2018 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System
  • September 2017-Alliance comments to CMS on the proposed CY 2018 Physician Fee Schedule
  • September 2017-Alliance letter to DMEMACs requesting clarifications on surgical dressing LCD (L33831)
  • August 2017-Alliance comments to CMS' CY Updates to the Quality Payment Program
  • July 2017-Alliance comments to DMEMACs to Delay Implementation of Future Surgical Dressing LCD
  • June 2017-Alliance comments to Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS) draft wound care LCD
  • June 2017-Alliance comments to CMS' Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2018 Rates for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospitals
  • May 2017-Oral testimony at Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS) public meeting, providing comments to draft wound care LCD that addresses debridement, and biophysical agents including NPWT and MIST therapy.
  • March 2017-Alliance comments to First Coast Service Option (FCSO) draft LCD on wound care (DL37166)
  • March 2017-Alliance comments to Novitas Solutions draft LCD on wound care (DL35125)
  • March 2017-Alliance comments to Novitas Solutions draft LCD on treatment of varicose veins of the lower extremities (DL34924)
  • February 2017-Alliance oral testimony to FCSO at public meeting convened to collect comments on its draft wound care LCD
  • January 2017-Alliance oral testimony to Novitas at its open meeting to collect comments on its draft LCD on wound care
  • December 2016-Alliance submits comments to CMS on MACRA final rule.
  • November 2016-Alliance comments to FDA’s General & Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee supporting classification of antimicrobial wound care products as Class II with special controls.
  • October 2016-Alliance comments to FDA draft guidance on “Use of Real World Evidence to Support Regulatory Decision-making for Medical Devices"
  • September 2016-Alliance comments to FDA draft guidance “Homologous Use of Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products
  • September 2016-Alliance comments to FDA draft guidance “Minimal Manipulation of Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products”
  • September 2016-Alliance oral comments at FDA’s Public Hearing on Draft Guidances Relating to the Regulation of Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products
  • September 2016-Alliance submits comments to FDA’s General and Plastic Surgery Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee for its September 20-21 Meeting
  • September 2016-Alliance submits comments to CMS regarding the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System
  • September 2016-Alliance submits comments to CMS regarding the Physician Fee Schedule


Alliance Webinar on “Health Care Fraud Investigations: What to do when the government knocks” Now Available to Listen to Now!

The Alliance recently teamed up with speakers from Epstein Becker and Green for a complimentary webinar addressing the risks and risk management tools for wound care practitioners and manufacturers related to federal and state health care fraud enforcement under the federal False Claims Acts, including its “whistleblower” provisions. While we had an excellent response from our members we realized that many of you had a schedule conflict and were not able to participate. Therefore, you can click here to access the webinar when it is convenient for you.

Clinical Association Meetings

September 7-9, 2017
American Professional Wound Care Association
Philadelphia, PA

September 27-28, 2017
Visiting Nurses Association of America Public Policy Leadership Conference
Washington D.C.

October 4-7, 2017
Wild on Wounds Conference
Las Vegas, NV

October 6-10, 2017
American Society for Plastic Surgeons
Orlando, Fl

October 20-22, 2017
Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall
Las Vegas, NV

October 22-26, 2017
American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress
San Diego, CA

November 2-5, 2017
American College of Phlebology
Austin, Tx

November 14-18, 2017
VEITH Symposium
New York, NY

November 29-Dec 2, 2017
Desert Foot Conference
Phoenix, AZ

December 7-10 2017
Innovations in Wound Healing
Key Largo, Florida


Click here for a complete list of 2017 meetings >


Alliance Selected as Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network Committed Partner by CMS

The Alliance is now a committed partner to the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (HCPLAN) which means that to CMS and other leading organizations—we are at the forefront in working with an impressive and innovative group of clinical associations, patient organizations, private and public commercial payers, Medicaids, businesses (see https://hcp-lan.org/about-us/committed-partners/ ) who are working to contribute to the momentum of payment reform across health care.

The recommendations that are made by the LAN Work Groups are shaping the future of health care and specifically focus on the technical aspects of alternative payment models (APM). The Alliance Board believed it was essential that the Alliance become a LAN committed partner to ensure that wound care has a seat at the table and has influence when these decisions are made. The official letter welcoming the Alliance is here

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