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Dr. Samuel R. Nussbaum, former Chief Medical Officer of Anthem, speaks with Deanna Eaves, Coalition co-chair and Marcia Nusgart before presenting at the Coalition’s 2016 strategic planning meeting; Coalition of Wound Care Manufacturer members at its 2016 strategic planning meeting; Amy Bassano, Director of the Patient Care Models Group in CMS’ Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) with Coalition co-chairs Deanna Eaves and Randall Carson and Executive Director Marcia Nusgart at the Coalition’s 2016 meeting; Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) staff Greg Martin at 2015 Coalition meeting; CMS Director Dr. James Rollins at 2015 Coalition meeting.

Official Comments

2017

  • June 2017 - Coalition comments to Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS) addressing its draft LCD on Wound Care (DL37228)
  • March 2017 - Coalition comments to First Coast Service Option (FCSO) draft LCD on wound care
  • March 2017 - Coalition comments to Novitas draft LCD on wound care
  • February 2017 - Coalition oral testimony to FCSO at public meeting convened to collect comments on its draft wound care LCD
  • January 2017 - Coalition oral testimony to Novitas at its open meeting to collect comments on on its draft LCD on wound care

2016

  • December 2016 - Coalition comments to CMS on Interim Final Rule with Comment Period on Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment Systems (OPPS)
  • November 2016 - Coalition comments to FDA’s General & Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee supporting classification of antimicrobial wound care products as Class II with special controls.
  • September 2016 - Coalition comments to FDA draft guidance “Homologous Use of Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products”
  • September 2016 - Coalition comments to FDA’s General and Plastic Surgery Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee for its September 20-21 Meeting
  • September 2016 - Coalition comments to CMS on Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System
  • September 2016 - Coalition oral comments at FDA's Public Hearing on Draft Guidances Relating to the Regulation of Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products
  • August 2016 - Coalition comments to CMS regarding Medicare Program; Changes to the Medicare Claims and Entitlement, Medicare Advantage Organization Determination, and Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Determination Appeals Procedures; Proposed Rule
  • August 2016 - Coalition comments to Cigna Government Services on DRAFT Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Application of Skin Substitute for Wounds, of Lower Extremities (DL36690)
  • August 2016 - Coalition comments to CMS on CY 2017 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; and Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements
  • August 2016 - Coalition comments to CMS on CMS-1651-P: Medicare Program Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program Bid Surety Bonds, State Licensure and Appeals Process for Breach of Contract Actions, Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies Competitive Bidding Program and Fee Schedule Adjustments, Access to Care Issues for Durable Medical Equipment
  • May 2016 - Coalition comments to CMS on CMS -1670-P -Medicare Program; Part B Drug Payment Model
  • February 2016 - Coalition comments to CMS regarding Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) contracting process

2015

  • November 2015 - Coalition comments to Palmetto GBA on draft LCD “Application of Skin Substitutes to Lower Extremity Chronic Non Healing Wounds (DL364166)”
  • October 2015 - Coalition oral presentation at Palmetto GBA public meeting on draft LCD “Application of Skin Substitutes to Lower Extremity Chronic Non Healing Wounds (DL364166)”
  • September 2015 - Coalition comments to DMEMACs on draft surgical dressings LCD
  • August 2015 - Coalition comments to CMS on CNS-1633-P Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed regulation.
  • August 2015 - Coalition oral comments at the DMEMAC Surgical Dressing LCD Public Meeting.
  • July 2015 - Coalition comments to Palmetto draft Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Application of Skin Substitutes to Lower Extremity Chronic Non Healing Wounds (DL36123)
  • July 2015 - Coalition comments to CMS on “Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Codes Used for Processing Medicare Claims for Miscellaneous Durable Medical Equipment (DME).
  • May 2015 - Summary of Coalition comments at CMS HCPCS public meeting
  • May 2015 - Coalition response to DMEMAC and PDAC letter on non-covered surgical dressing article
  • May 2015 - Coalition comments to First Coast Service Option on draft LCD for Application of Skin Substitute Grafts for Treatment of DFU and VLU of Lower Extremities (DL36013)
  • April 2015 - Coalition second letter to DMEMAC and PDAC on non-covered surgical dressing article
  • February 2015 - Coalition letter to DMEMACs and PDAC on non-covered surgical dressing article
  • February 2015 - Coalition comments to FDA on “Minimal Manipulation of Human Cells, Tissues, and Tissue-Based Products”

2014

  • December 2014 - Coalition comments to CMS on CMS-1612-FC: CY 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
  • December 2014 - Coalition comments to CMS on CMS-1613-FC: CY 2015 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule
  • November 2014- Coalition comments to Novitas on draft skin substitute LCD
  • September 2014 – Coalition comments to CMS on CMS-1612-P: CY 2015 Physician Fee Schedule
  • September 2014 – Coalition comments to CMS on CMS–1613-P: CY 2015 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System
  • August 2014 – Coalition comments in response to the Palmetto draft LCD on Debridement of Wounds (DL 35415)
  • August 2014 – Coalition comments on CY 2015 End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Proposed Rule
  • July 2014 – Coalition comments on the AHRQ Draft TA on "Negative Pressure Wound Care Technologies"
  • July 2014 – Coalition comments on the DME AMC’s Request for Information on Medical Grade Honey as a Surgical Dressing Component
  • July 2014 – Coalition comments on the First Coast Service Option’s draft LCD, “Application of Bioengineered Skin Substitutes for the Treatment of Diabetic and Venous Stasis Ulcers of the Lower Extremities” (DL35384)
  • July 2014 – Coalition comments on the Proposed Regulation on the Prior Authorization Process for Certain Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Items
  • May 2014 – Coalition comments to CMS on HCPCS Preliminary Decision #14.010 to maintain individual HCPCS codes for Cellular and/or Tissue Based Products (CTPs)
  • March 2014 – Coalition comments to CMS on CMS-1460-ANPRM: The Proposed Methodology for Adjusting Payment Amounts for Certain Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) using Information from Competitive Bidding Programs

2013

  • November 2013 Coalition comments to Novitas Solutions on Wound Care and Bioengineered Skin Substitutes
  • September 2013 Coalition comments to CMS on  Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System
  • July 2013 Coalition comments to Novitas Solutions on Wound Care and Bioengineered Skin Substitutes
  • April 2013 Coalition comments to Cigna Government Services on CTPs
  • March 2013 Coalition comments to First Coast on Cellular and/or Tissue Derived Products for Wounds (CTPs)

2012

  • December 2012 Alliance comments to CMS regarding Negative Pressure Wound Therapy G codes as part of the Physician's Fee Schedule
  • September 2012 Coalition comments to CMS on the Physician's Fee Schedule
  • July 12, 2012 Coalition comments to Noridian on draft LCD on skin substitutes
  • January 17, 2012 Coalition comments to AHRQ on skin substitute technology assessment

2011

  • November 1, 2011 Coalition comments to AHRQ on venous stasis ulcer comparative effectiveness review
  • September 23, 2011 Coalition comments to DMEMAC medical directors on two draft LCDs: pneumatic compression and suction pumps
  • August 30, 2011 Coalition comments on CMS-1577-P focusing on the 3 year minimum lifetime requirement
  • August 30, 2011 Coalition comments to CMS on the Physician Fee Schedule
  • August 30, 2011 Coalition comments at the DMEMAC meeting on Suction Pump draft LCD
  • July 11, 2011 Coalition comments to CMS on Proposed Rule - "Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Opportunity for Alignment Under Medicaid and Medicare"
  • July 5, 2011 Coalition comments to CMS on "Medicaid Program; Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services"
  • June 8, 2011 Coalition comments on negative pressure wound therapy coding at HCPCS public meeting
  • June 6, 2011 Coalition comments to CMS on proposed rule on Accountable Care Organizations
  • May 9, 2011 Coalition comments on FDA Medical Device Repository

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