Posts Tagged ‘CMS’

NPWT in Home Care Under Spotlight by CMS

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Nancy Morgan RN Message About NPWT and Home Care

This is for Clinicians that use Negative Pressure in the Home Care Environment ONLY.

CMS (Medicare) Competitive bidding process continues with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) under the spotlight. As seen with previous competitive bidding processes, companies and products with the lowest price will prevail. In order to bid competitively many NPWT companies will have to cut back on education, clinical support and other value added services so they can keep their pricing low enough to stay in the game. NPWT companies do not want to lose the bidding process, because losers will no longer receive Medicare reimbursement. (This will cut back your options for NPWT choices)

We must act now to make sure that our options for quality, not just cheapest, NPWT are available. Simply call, write, or email your local congressman at:

Tell your representative who you are, what you do and why they should ensure the CMS should institute accreditation & quality standards for NPWT suppliers, prior to bidding for a government contract.

These standards will ensure suppliers can deliver the essential elements for safe and effective use of NPWT in the home, such as requiring 24/7 clinical support along with educational support available to home care patients.”

WCEI’s Donna Sardina RN, to discuss Wound Care on McKnight’s Online Expo

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Wound Care Education Institute’s own Donna Sardina RN will be discussing Wound Care issues and LTC Regulations on McKnights LTC Magazine Online Tradeshow-LIVE online on March 25th. Lets show our support by attending this online Expo. This Expo is FREE. Here is the link to sign up. McKnight’s Online Expo

WCEI- How will CMS effect Acute Care?

Saturday, March 14th, 2009