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Advocacy and Policy
Monday, December 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Releases 2015 Final Rule on Physician Fee Schedule »
On October 31, 2014 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule for the CY 2015 Medicare...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
One Important Part of National Home Care & Hospice Month is Advocacy. »
Senator Grassley and Representative-elect Young visit UnityPoint at Home  One important part of National Home Care...
Friday, November 7, 2014
CMS Releases Final 2015 Payment Rule for Home Health »
Calendar Year (CY) 2015 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Final Rule On October 30, 2014 the Centers for...
Friday, October 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Learn How to Influence Policy Decisions »
The future growth and vitality of wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing is largely dependent on the ability of our pr...
Friday, October 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New York Enacts Law Mandating Ostomy Supply Coverage »
Thanks to the hard work of WOCN members and their patients in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law a b...
Thursday, October 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AHRQ Releases Study on Negative Pressure Wound Therapy »
On September 15, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Agency for Healthcare Resear...
Thursday, September 4, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Proposes to Eliminate Global Surgical Codes »
On July 3, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its annual proposed rule to update payment...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Information Regarding the Ostomy Supply Bill for New York State »
The ostomy bill, requiring coverage of ostomy supplies in New York State has passed! What You Need to Know:...
Monday, August 11, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
WOCN Society Releases New Policy Position Paper on Compression Stocking Coverage »
Recently the WOCN Board of Directors approved a new policy position paper which encourages expanded Medicare coverage of c...
Friday, July 25, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Policy and Advocacy Update for WOCN Society Membership - July 2014 »
July 2014 Public Policy and Advocacy Update For WOCN Society Membership   The WOCN Society continues to be very...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014   (2 Comments - view/add)
Victory for NY Ostomy Supply Coverage »
Last week the New York State Legislature approved legislation which mandates that all health insurers in the state provide...
Friday, March 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Attention All New York Nurses: We Need Your Help »
To all New York State Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses, We have all had ostomy patients who sadly did not have cover...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important News for all Maryland WOC Nurses »
To all Maryland Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses, The WOCN Society has worked with the Metro Maryland Ostomy Associat...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Policy Update: CMS Seeking Input on Nationwide Rollout of DMEPOS Competitive Bidding »
Greetings ,   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an advanced notice of propose...
Monday, March 3, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chronic Venous Ulcers - AHRQ Executive Summary »
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released their research review on Chronic Venous Ulcers: A Comparat...
Friday, February 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Urge your Member of Congress to Cosponsor HR 3833 to Authorize NPs to Document Evaluations for DME »
Greetings ,   Nurse practitioners (NPs) have a long history of providing high quality, cost effective care to Me...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AHRQ Releases New Study On Pressure Ulcer Treatment »
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has recently released a new study on pressure ulcer treatment which...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Public Policy Update from the WOCN Society »
January 20, 2014   As you may have heard, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently d...
Thursday, December 19, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Publishes 2014 Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule for the Home Health Prospective Payment Syst...
Thursday, December 19, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
A New Claim on Treating and Preventing Pressure Ulcers »
A new study that was published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society entitled "Turning for Ulcer Reduction: A Mu...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Publishes 2014 Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Final Rule »
CMS Publishes 2014 Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Final Rule Decembe...
Friday, November 22, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Support NYS Assembly Bill A8137 and Senate Bill S5937 Requiring Coverage of Ostomy Supplies »
New York State Legislators: Support New York State Assembly Bill A8137 and Senate Bill S5937 requiring coverage of ostomy...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
Important News for all New York WOC Nurses »
To all New York State Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses, We have all had ostomy patients who sadly did not have covera...
Friday, September 27, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
AANP Announces Victory in Washington »
In response to the WOCN Society's eblast and Latest News article, Public Policy Update: Contact Your Senators and Repres...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advocacy and Policy New Home Page »
Advocacy and Policy Update Having trouble viewing this email? Click...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Policy Update: Contact Your Senators and Representatives NOW »
Public Policy Update: Contact Your Senators and Representatives NOW Having trouble viewing this email? Click...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Round 2 in Medicare's Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) »
Starting July 1, Medicare patients who live, or are being treated in, a Medicare competitive bidding area may have to lo...
Friday, July 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS to Delay Enforcement of Some DME Requirements — but Not Bidding »
CQ HEALTHBEAT NEWS June 27, 2013 – 3:55 p.m.   CMS to Delay Enforcement of Some DME Requirements — but Not Biddi...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congressional Nursing Caucus - Reach out to your Representatives! »
May 15, 2013 Dear Members and Nonmembers, As you may be aware, a major goal outlined in the WOCN Society's recent strate...
Thursday, April 11, 2013   (9 Comments - view/add)
The Joint Commission Ruling on Stoma Siting »
Dear WOCN Members, Per the email sent to the entire WOCN membership on April 11, 2013, please view the WOCN letter of inq...
Monday, August 6, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Decision Memo for Autologous Blood-Derived Products for Chronic Non-Healing Wounds (CAG-00190R3) »
Decision Summary CMS covers autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) only for patients who have chronic non-healing diabetic...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012   (1 Comment - view/add)
WOCN Public Policy and Advocacy Health Care Agenda »
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) Public Policy and Advocacy Health Care Agenda has been completed a...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Introduction to the WOCN Advocacy and Grassroots Toolkit »
Just as wound, ostomy, and continence nursing is both an art and a science, so is advocating for the specialty and the pat...
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
APRN Regulation Update: Consensus Model And Legislative Successes »
Greetings, WOCN Members! Of special interest to all those aspiring to or actively working in Advanced Practice Registere...
Friday, March 13, 2009
Inpatient Prospective Payment Changes: A Guide for the WOC Nurse »
Introduction On October 1, 2007, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a transformational change...

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