August 24, 2023
The Alliance sent a second letter to Guidewell Source, the parent company of Medicare Administrative Contractors Novitas Solutions and First Coat Service Options, reminding Guidewell's CEO and General Counsel to the negative patient care implications of the final LCDs/LCAs on Skin Substitutes for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Venous Leg Ulcers. The letter, also sent to Novitas and FCSO, highlighted the detailed list of operational questions in need of clarity, and requested that the MACs withdraw these coverage policies and develop new ones that is more clinically accurate and reflective of wound care community-wide stakeholder input.

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