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Karen Ravitz educating Coalition speaker Amelia Booth, CBIC competitive bidding contractor on NPWT at SAWC spring; Marcia Nusgart and Karen Ravitz; Marcia Nusgart speaking at the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (2008)

ImageMarcia Nusgart, R.Ph. is the president of Nusgart Consulting LLC and the Executive Director of the Coalitions and Alliance that operate under the aegis of Nusgart Consulting LLC. She is an industry leader in providing comprehensive strategies to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers regarding coding, coverage and reimbursement issues under Medicare and Medicaid. Her accomplishments range from advocating successfully, in her coalition capacity, for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) to modernize the HCPCS coding process to make it more timely, transparent and understandable for manufacturers; to, in her consulting role, obtaining new HCPCS codes along with appropriate coverage and payment for manufacturers' products.

She is highly regarded in the home care industry through her numerous published articles and is a highly sought after speaker, appearing at various conferences such as the Symposium on Advancement in Wound Care Conferences, MEDTRADE shows, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America meetings, and the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society annual meetings. Click here to view a list of Marcia's presentations and published articles.

Ms. Nusgart established product-specific coalitions to provide collective power and expertise for lobbying legislative bodies and regulatory agencies regarding coverage, coding, and reimbursement under Medicare and Medicaid. Currently, she serves as Executive Director for three distinct medical device manufacturer coalitions specializing in wound care, respiratory care, and enteral nutrition. She also serves as the Executive Director for the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders, a multidisciplinary consortium of 19 physician, clinician, provider, manufacturer and patient organizations, that addresses regulatory and legislative issues impacting wound care.

Ms. Nusgart founded Nusgart Consulting LLC in 1998. Prior to that she served as Associate Vice President, Home Care for the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). Prior to joining AdvaMed, Ms. Nusgart worked as Director of Home Care for the National Community Pharmacy Association (previously known as NARD). She has also served as National Pharmacy Recruiter, District Manager, Store Manager, and Pharmacist for Super X Drugs. Ms. Nusgart has also worked for Merck & Co. as a Professional Sales Representative. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from the Ohio State University.

She currently serves on the Boards for three distinct organizations: Premier Homecare, Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry Foundation, and the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.

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