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) 

  • Jan. 2021: Noridian Proposed LCD on Wound Care (DL38902)
  • Jan. 2021: Noridian DRAFT Local Coverage Article - Billing and Coding: Wound Care (DA58565)
  • June 2020: Future Effective Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment LCD (DL33797)
  • Dec. 2019: WPS Wound Care LCD
  • Nov. 2018: Noridian policy article "Use of Amniotic Membrane Derived Skin Substitutes
  • April 2018: WPS Wound Care Coding Companion for Wound Care L37228 (A55909) 
  • April 2018: WPS  Future Local Coverage Determination - Wound Care (L37228
  • 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




Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MEDPAC)


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