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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:

  • August 2016-Alliance comments to CMS on CMS Patient Relationship Categories and Codes
  • August 2016-Alliance comments to Noridian Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy (DL 36686)
  • August 2016-Alliance commentsto Cigna Government Services Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Application of Skin Substitute for Wounds of Lower Extremities (DL36690)
  • August 2016-Alliance comments (as member of the Venous Care Partnership) to AHRQ regarding Treatment Strategies for Patients with Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Disease (LECVD)
  • May 2016-Alliance comments to CMS on Medicare Program; Part B Drug Payment Model
  • March 2016-Alliance comments to CMS on CMS Quality Measure Development Plan
  • March 2016-Alliance comments to CMS on MACRA Episode Groups

Health Care Fraud Investigations: What to do when the government knocks

We are inviting Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders members to join 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.

Date
: August 17, 2016  12 noon - 1:00 pm eastern time

Why Should You Care?
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it is stepping up its use of the False Claims Act to investigate criminal activity in health care. Previously, most activity was limited to civil courts and involved only monetary recoupment. However, the DOJ is now often pursuing parallel criminal and civil investigations of health care fraud.

Who Should Care: Clinicians, Corporate Officers, Administrators and Manufacturers
On September 9, 2015, DOJ issued new guidance on individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing. In a memorandum by Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates, (the “Yates Memorandum”) the DOJ provides 6 specific accountability criteria designed to guide fraud enforcement investigations. You need to know these criteria, because they may call for a shift in how you or your customers carry out your personal compliance obligations.

What will you learn?
This webinar will provide insight into expanding government investigations and offer ways to enhance your compliance efforts including:

  • High risk health care fraud issues
  • How to manage a 'touch' by the government enforcement players such as the receipt of a subpoena, and
  • The current enforcement climate

RSVP: Contact Marcia Nusgart at marcia@woundcarestakeholders.org.

Clinical Association Meetings



Aug 31 to September 3, 2016
Wild on Wounds Conference
Las Vegas, NV

Aug 31 to September 4, 2016
National Lymphedema Network
Dallas, TX

September 14-15, 2016
Visiting Nurses Association of America Public Policy Conference
Washington D.C.

September 18-21, 2016
Clinical Symposium on Advances on Skin and Wound Care
New Orleans, LA

September 23-27, 2016
American Society for Plastic Surgeons
Los Angeles, CA

October 7-9 2016
Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall
Las Vegas, NV

October 15-18, 2016
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Boston, MA

October 16-20, 2016
American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress
Washington, DC

October 23-25, 2016
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Orlando, FL


Click here for a complete list of 2016 meetings >



As a Sister Society, Alliance Will Present at World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) Congress on September 25th

The Alliance is pleased to be selected as a WUWHS 2016 Congress Sister Society and will present “ Current State of Wound Care in Europe and the U.S.—Clinicians and Manufacturers Challenges of Balancing Good Clinical Practice with Government Policy Changes” on Sunday September 25 from3:00 pm- 5:00 pm in Hall Donatello.

Both the Alliance and AAWC will be presenting as sister societies at the WUWHS. Please plan to support both of our involvements and register to attend the WUWHS.

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