Episode 55 WOC Nursing and Public Policy: Utilizing Tools to Advocate for Your Patients

On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Kate Lawrence, MSN, RN, CWOCN, the WOCN Public Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, and Chris Rorick, MPH, the WOCN  Director of Government Relations, who serve on the WOCN National Public Policy and Advocacy Committee. Kate and Chris discuss updates on current legislative actions, as well as documents and toolkits for members to utilize, and overall legislative news related to the wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) practice.

For more information on WOCN public policy and advocacy efforts, to access documents, and to contact your legislator regarding current policy issues, visit our Public Policy and Advocacy page.

Episode Resources

Click here to view the WOCN Public Policy & Advocacy page.

Click here to view the Regional & Affiliate Public Policy Toolkit. (members-only)

Click here to view the WOCN Advocacy and Grassroots Toolkit.

Click here to send a message to your legislators through the VoterVoice platform.

Click here to view the WOCN Public Policy & Advocacy Health Care Agenda.

Click here to view the Guidance on Use of Ostomy DME Checklist

Click here to view the Sample of Medical Necessity Template

Click here to view the Competitive Bidding and Ostomy Supplies position statement

Click here to view the fact sheet on Reimbursement Opportunities for WOC Nursing Services: Medicare Payment for Advanced Practice Nurse Services: A Fact Sheet

Click here to view the fact sheet on Reimbursement Opportunities for WOC Nursing Services: Medicare Part B “Incident To” Services Policy: A Fact Sheet

Click here to view the Public Policy & Advocacy Forum. (members-only)