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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:

  • 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  • October 2016-Alliance comments to FDA draft guidance on “Use of Real World Evidence to Support Regulatory Decision-making for Medical Devices"
  • September 2016-Alliance comments to FDA draft guidance “Homologous Use of Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products
  • September 2016-Alliance comments to FDA draft guidance “Minimal Manipulation of Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products”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
  • August 2016-Alliance submits comments to CMS on Medicare Program; Changes to the Medicare Claims and Entitlement, Medicare Advantage Organization Determination, and Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Determination Appeals Procedures; Proposed Rule
  • August 2016-Alliance submits comments to CMS on CY 2017 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; and Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements
  • 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)


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



February 15-18, 2017
American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meetings
San Antonio, Texas

February 26-28, 2017
American Association of Nurse Practitioners Health Policy Conference
Washington D.C.

February 27- March 2, 2017
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Las Vegas, Nevada

March 23-25, 2017
DF Con
Houston, Texas

April 5-9, 2017
Wound Healing Society Annual Meeting
Sam Diego, CA

April 5-9, 2017
Symposium on Advanced Wound Care-(SAWC) Spring
San Diego, CA

April 19-21, 2017
Visiting Nurses Association of America National Leadership Conference
San Diego, CA

April 27-28, 2017
Health Datapalooza
Washington DC


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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