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  • 01/20/2021 4:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submitted by Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND

    All of the following are needed for strong bones except:

    A. Calcium
    B. Magnesium
    C. Thiamine
    D. Vitamin D

    Check your answer at apwca.org/trivia-tuesdays.


  • 01/13/2021 3:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    APWCA collaborated with the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders to submit comments to CMS’ proposed rule regarding Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology and their new definition of “reasonable and necessary.” As part of these comments, the recommendation was made that CMS issue a separate proposed rule regarding the definition of reasonable and necessary in which they provide significantly more information.

    https://www.woundcarestakeholders.org/images/November_2_2020_Alliance_Comments_MCIT_Final.pdf


  • 01/06/2021 4:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submitted by Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC

    What is the most appropriate modality to offload this plantar 1st metatarsal head diabetic foot ulcer?

    A. Surgical shoe
    B. Total contact cast
    C. Forefoot wedge shoe

    D. Rearfoot wedge shoe

    Check your answer at apwca.org/trivia-tuesdays.
  • 12/17/2020 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join or renew your membership today to take advantage of all the member benefits, including:

    • Use of Professional Member Credentials — FAPWCA, DAPWCA, MAPWCA
    • Complimentary monthly subscription to Advances in Skin and Wound Care peer reviewed journal
    • Complimentary annual subscription to WoundSource
    • Weekly Wound Care Report eNewsletter — Keep up with latest wound care research, products, and industry news
    • Access to wound care experts for clinical and reimbursement information — Medical Advisory Board
    • Wound Care Government Representation/Wound Care Alliance Stakeholders
    • Conference Discounts  – including Wound Week
    • Professional Society Collaboration
  • 12/17/2020 11:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Your APWCA collaborated with the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders on a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the 2021 Proposed Physician Fee schedule. In this letter we asked CMS to maintain the patient’s home as an “ originating site” option for telemedicine after the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency is over.

  • 11/25/2020 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Your APWCA collaborated with the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders on a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the 2021 Proposed Physician Fee schedule. In this letter we asked CMS to create a MIPS Value Pathway (MVPs) for Chronic Wound Management and utilize the QCDR measures which already exist for wound care.

  • 11/24/2020 12:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The American Professional Wound Care Association is proud to announce new specialty interest groups. Please see the categories below led by APWCA Board Members:

    • Advanced Practice Providers led by Elizabeth Faust, MSN, CRNP, CWS, CWOCN-AP, DAPWCA
    • Limb Preservation led by Charles A. Andersen, MD, FACS, MAPWCA 
    • Nutrition led by Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND, DAPWCA
    • Physical Therapy led by Frank Aviles Jr, PT, CWS, FACCWS, CLT, ALM, AWCC, DAPWCA, MLD/CDT Instr 
    • Research led by Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, MS, PhD, DAPWCA 

    To join a specialty interest group, log in to your APWCA profile at apwca.org to edit your profile. Find the field labeled 'Special Interest Group'. Here you can choose which special interest group(s) you would like to join. You may join more than one special interest group.

    Once logged in to the APWCA website, members can view all specialty group discussion boards. Go under the 'Member Portal' tab and click on 'Specialty Interest Groups'. From here you will find the links to each discussion board. You must select your specialty interest group(s) in your APWCA member profile to post in your specialty group(s). 

  • 11/03/2020 10:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Your APWCA collaborated with the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders on a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the 2021 Proposed Physician Fee schedule. In this letter we asked CMS to apply the new, increased values of certain E/M codes to the values of global procedures.

  • 10/08/2020 11:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Your APWCA collaborated with the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders on a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the 2021 Proposed Physician Fee schedule. In this letter we opposed proposed cuts in reimbursement to certain surgical procedures and physical therapy services.

  • 09/14/2020 12:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The APWCA collaborated with the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders in submitting a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) DME Contractors disagreeing with preliminary determination to not cover topical oxygen therapy for would healing, urging the DME MACs to consider the available evidence on a per wound-type basis and make wound type-specific coverage determinations.
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