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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


Clinical Association Meetings

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 >

New Study Demonstrates the Economic Costs, Policy Implications of Chronic Wounds

With quality measure-based payment models driving Medicare reimbursement under MACRA, wound care practitioners have been challenged with few reportable measures relevant to wound care. A new study funded by the Alliance and published in Value in Health shows the full burden of wound care in the U.S. Medicare population. Topline findings show that chronic wounds impact nearly 15% of Medicare beneficiaries (8.2 million) at an annual cost to Medicare conservatively estimated at $28.1 to $31.7 billion.

The sheer economic impact of these aggregate findings emphasize the policy imperative for CMS health policy makers to develop more appropriate quality measures, episode of care measures and reimbursement models for wound care. 


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.

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