August 10, 2021

On August 5, 2021, the Alliance submitted letters of support to for S. 2363 and its companion bill H.R.2356, both named the Better Wound Care at Home Act. Currently, implementation of the Medicare home health benefit for disposable negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) limits patient access to this technology by imposing cumbersome billing regulations on the home health agencies (HHAs) and nurses who deliver care. By streamlining billing for HHAs onto the industry-standard claims form, eliminating burdensome time reporting requirements on home health nurses, and clarifying that payment to HHAs for disposable NPWT is for the device only, this legislation will improve access to a cost-effective, high-quality treatment for chronic wounds. 

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