Negative pressure wound therapy coding
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
CMS is on track to issue a final decision on negative pressure wound therapy coding in November after hearing public comments on the issue at a July 9 meeting in Baltimore. In June, the agency proposed to keep NPWT devices in one Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System code, in line with recommendations from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (1"The Gray Sheet" June 15, 2009). At the meeting, representatives of Smith & Nephew, Medela, Prospera, Ohio Medical and ConvaTec voice support for CMS' proposal, in opposition to Kinetic Concepts' call for a new distinct Medicare code to set its V.A.C. technology apart. A recent AHRQ report found insufficient evidence to conclude V.A.C. provides clinical therapeutic superiority over competing products. According to Kinetic Concepts Chief Medical Officer Todd Fruchterman, calls for industry-sponsored comparative trials are complicated by the sheer number of different wound care products and types of wounds that could be studied
You may also be interested in...
CMS is proposing to keep negative pressure wound therapy devices in one Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System code, in line with recommendations from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Trump administration effort to reduce drug prices by curtailing agency program requiring new approvals for some old products undermines FDA’s role in policing the safety of prescription drugs, experts say.
The maker of prestige-inspired cosmetics at value prices follows its TikTok viral success by teaming with Kathleen Belsten, aka Loserfruit, the second most-followed female gamer on the Amazon-owned livestreaming platform Twitch.