March 15, 2021
When Noridian issued a draft wound care local coverage determination (LCD) in February, the Alliance quickly mobilized to provide feedback and recommendations to shape the final policy. Ensuring that this draft was correct clinically is important to Alliance members since it could be used by other AB MACs in the future. The draft policy as issued was well-rounded and reflected some of the feedback previously provided by the Alliance to Noridian. However, the policy also included a significant number of areas with inaccurate information, outdated terminology, and, in several cases, inconsistent or conflicting language. The Alliance convened a workgroup to bring together the broad expertise of our membership to develop extensive comments to both the draft LCD and its accompanying policy article (LCA).

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