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APWCA Advocacy Update

08/17/2020 9:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

APWCA collaborated with the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders to submit comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that requested the following waivers be initiated during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency:

  • Relax documentation needed for advanced wound products prior to initiation of these therapies
  • Relax the definition of a “qualifying wound” as it pertains to coverage for Surgical Dressings
  • Allow an overlap of coverage within the two separate benefits of Part A and Part B
  • Allow reimbursement for DME Removable Cast Walkers (HCPCS L4361 and L4387) for patients with diabetic foot ulcers when other methods of offloading are not feasible

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