Membership provides the ability to identify, strategize, and take action on regulatory and legislative issues using the collective power of the Coalition. Legislators and regulators generally prefer working with coalitions, rather than individual companies, especially when the issues are similar. The Coalition of Wound Care Manufacturers is unique in that it:

  • Focuses solely on federal and state regulatory and legislative issues impacting wound care manufacturers with respect to Medicare and Medicaid coding, coverage and payment issues and using collective power to effect positive change in the wound care industry.

  • Initiates and convenes member meetings with Members of Congress and their staff, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) senior level staff, their contractors DMEMAC and A/B MAC Medical Directors, PDAC and FDA and also submits comments to solve coverage, coding and payment issues that adversely impact the Coalition’s members and their customers.

  • Provides members with access to key policy decision makers to address their own and their customers’ specific regulatory problems.

  • Serves as a resource to members in order to answer specific policy questions immediately and provide critical information impacting members’ products (providing updates, attending meetings, alerting members when to take action on issues.)

  • Monitors and analyzes issues affecting coverage, coding and reimbursement impacting members’ products. Sends members updates on a timely basis and alerts them on when to take action.

  • Communicates frequently with federal and state policymakers regarding industry positions and needs when the policy is in its formative stage in order to address proposed or final policies that are adverse to manufacturers with wound care products (e.g., working with CMS and A/B MAC and DMEMAC medical directors on issues related to coverage of wound care products).

  • Informs members about policy conferences/webinars and regulatory educational opportunities for them to participate in that will impact their products.

  • Provides members with access to key wound care opinion leaders.        
       
  • Obtains information from federal and state policymakers on behalf of certain members without providing any risk to company in identifying themselves to the Agencies.

  • Has leadership and staff who possesses technical expertise and historical knowledge of wound care issues combined with the manufacturer’s perspective to champion positive changes that will benefit the industry. Leadership and staff have strong long-term federal and state regulatory and legislative contacts, and have the respect and recognition from clinical organizations, physician specialty societies and regulatory agencies, which translates into important access to them. 

Contact us to discuss Coalition membership and how it can benefit your work and your company.


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