Are you feeling frustrated and helpless in the face of overwhelming regulatory burdens, capricious payer decisions and never-ending payment inequities? Big medical specialties have powerful physician specialty societies to act as the first line of defense for these challenges. Unfortunately, Wound Care doesn’t have a specialty to advocate for practitioners or patients. However, we do have the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders. The Alliance is an “association of associations” that advocates for patients with wounds and the clinicians and business entities that exist to care for them.
I have been involved with the Alliance as co-chair for 15 years, but I have never seen a year like 2022 in terms of the proposed changes that affect wound care. The Alliance has responded to all of them – in detail – on your behalf.
Now there’s a way you can help fight the good fight. The Alliance has a new membership category for physicians, NPs, and podiatrists. Individual practitioners can join for a reasonable fee. So can hospital clinics.
The Alliance posts all of its comments to regulatory bodies on its fantastic website. The website can keep you totally up to date on where proposed changes to payment policy stand. Viewing the detailed comments is a member benefit.
Don’t sit there feeling frustrated and helpless and wondering when you give up and retire. Join the fight.