Below is a listing of recently issued draft and final regulations, guidance documents and local coverage determinations, as well as legislation and other policies relevant to wound care. Visit the Coalition's comments page to review the comments we have submitted related to many of these policy publications. 

Local Coverage Decisions (LCDs) 

  • Sept. 2017: Novitas policy on Wound Care (L35125) - Final
  • June 2017: DMEMAC Surgical Dressing LCD  (L33831)  and policy article – Final
  • May 2017: DMEMACs LCD on Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Pumps (L33821) – Final
  • March 2017: DMEMACs coverage updates with a revised NPWT policy that included the new NPUAP staging terminology. See LCD and policy article
  • March 2017: Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS) draft LCD on wound care (DL37228)
  • Feb. 2017: Novitas Solutions draft LCD on treatment of varicose veins of the lower extremities (DL34924)
  • Jan. 2017: First Coast Service Option draft LCD on wound care (DL37166)
  • Jan. 2017: Novitas Solutions draft LCD on wound care  (DL35125)



National Coverage Decisions (NCDs)

  • May 2017: CMS Decision Memo Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) for Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) 
  • April 2017: CMS Decision Memo for Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy 



CMS Regulations

Prospective Payment System (PPS) Regulations - proposed and final

Quality Payment Program and MACRA implementation regulations - proposed and final


Miscellaneous - CMS



PDAC, MEDCAC, HCPCS Workgroups



FDA



Technology Assessments



Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MEDPAC)



Legislation

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