November 4, 2022
The Alliance submitted feedback to CMS' Request for Information seeking public input on accessing healthcare and related challenges, understanding provider experiences, advancing health equity, and assessing the impact of waivers and flexibilities provided in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The Alliance focused on the profound healthcare disparities in the outcome of chronic wounds – which disproportionately affect minority populations, and primarily affect persons with multiple comorbid conditions. Comments highlighted specific policy issues in the wound care space that negatively impacting access to care and offered recommendations and policy fixes to address these issues. Addressing the Agency's request for input on COVID 19 PHE Waivers and Flexibilities, the Alliance also specifically provided a wound care perspective on areas including telehealth and remote patient monitoring.

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