Comment on chronic wound issues

Public comment is open until Dec. 9 regarding chronic wounds. In the past, CMS has said that plasma products used for wound healing is not a reasonable and necessary treatment for the treatment of chronic non-healing wounds. (NCD 270.3)

CMS is now reconsidering NCD 270.3 to determine whether the policy should change regarding the use of autologous platelet rich gel in patients with chronic non-healing pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, and diabetic foot ulcers.

CMS has defined a chronic wound as one in which the healing process has failed to progress properly and the wound persists for longer than 30 days.

Read the full statement from CMS and make a public comment.

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