Over the 15 years since its founding, Alliance advocacy protects patient and provider access to wound care products, services and technologies by focusing on coding, coverage and reimbursement issues. The Alliance has tackled a broad range of policy issues and product categories. A snapshot of this advocacy work includes:

Representing a unified wound care voice on policies, regulations & legislation:

  • Coding issues, including HCPCS coding and CPT issue
  • Coverage issues including CMS & CMS contractor policies, local coverage determinations (LCDs), national coverage determinations (NCDs)
  • Payment issues including the annual Physician Fee Schedule and Prospective Payment Systems
  • FDA guidances
  • Capitol Hill health care legislation
  • Technology assessments
  • Milliman care guidelines
  • Quality measures

Defending and protecting a range of product categories, including:

  • Surgical dressings
  • Antimicrobial dressings
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Pneumatic compression devices
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Cellular and/or Tissue Based Products for Wounds (CTPs)
  • Debridement services

Addressing a range of threats to wound care practice:

  • Prior authorization
  • Restrictive LCDs
  • Problematic coverage policies
  • Perceived lack of wound care evidence
  • Exclusion of wound care quality measures
  • Lack of transparency
  • HCPCS coding process
  • Competitive bidding

Supporting wound care research:

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