WOCN Society's Support of Medicare Coverage for Enterocutaneous Fistulas Public Policy Paper (2015)
The goal of the WOCN Society's Support of Medicare Coverage for Enterocutaneous Fistulas Public Policy Paper is to provide support and evidence that supplies are necessary for treatment of fistulas, and that reimbursement for the supplies are imperative. Currently, products are only covered for fistulas that are caused or treated by a surgical procedure. This paper is stating the importance of coverage of spontaneous fistulas, as that is not currently covered by CMS.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Advocacy and Grassroots Toolkit (2012)
Just as wound, ostomy, and continence nursing is both an art and a science, so is advocating for the specialty and the patients we serve.
In this Toolkit, you will learn specifics from how to address a Member of Congress, to how to prepare for a meeting with one. The mechanics of Congress and your State Legislature, the titles and job descriptions of legislative staff, and the most effective ways of communicating with exactly the right people are all explained in simple, clear language.
There is an expression: "All politics are local." The importance of learning and communicating about legislative work unfolding within the all levels of government will have increasing importance as health care reform moves forward. Please carefully read and note the process for local action in your own state, and begin the conversation with your elected representatives and their staff.
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