WOCN officially supported the Better Wound Care at Home Act (H.R. 2356/S.2363) which would help clarify congressional support for disposable negative pressure wound therapy (dNPWT) in the home care setting. WOCN supports the Better Wound Care at Home Act, as we believe it would remove barriers to increased usage of dNPWT by:

  • Clarifying that payment for disposable NPWT is for the technology only, as intended by the original legislation, and not for both the technology and related service of its application;
  • Eliminate the requirement that home health agencies use a separate billing form for providing disposable NPWT.
  • Removing the duplicative requirement that nurses separately report their time for furnishing disposable NPWT.