• Change in Medicare Payment to Advanced Practitioners, Read about this Important Message from Caroline Fife, MD, CWS, FUHM

  • "An Economic Evaluation of the Impact, Cost, and Medicare Policy Implications of Chronic Nonhealing Wounds” was recently published in ISPOR’s Value in Health. The study, funded by the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders, shows the full burden and cost of wound care in the US Medicare population, illustrating the need for CMS health policy makers to include more appropriate quality measures and reimbursement models for wound care.Click here for the fact sheet with links to the study

  • AAWC responds and provides comments to the Medicare Administrative Contractors Novitas and First Coast Service Options on their draft LCDs for Wound Care, March 6th, 2017.

  • AAWC Alerts Our Sponsor Companies about CMS proposal for new methodology to determine DME fees: DMEPOS Adjusted Fee Methodology for Non-Bid Areas.
    • Provided CMS background information on methodology and proposed process
    • Provided the CMS announcement for a public conference call to discussing the CMS proposed process. [Thursday, March 23 from 2 to 3:30 pm ET]
    • Provided link for submitting comments [ DMEPOS@cms.hhs.gov]; Due no later than April 6, 2017.

  • CMS extends the Meaningful Use Reporting