Public Policy Committee

Mission

Promote the development and implementation of quality care public policies related to pressure injury prevention and management through collaborations with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Surgeon General, and other federal and state policy making bodies.

Strategic Goals:

  1. Become proactive with agencies that drive public policy.
  2. Partner with others who share issues/interests in PI.
  3. Establish a method to have consistent and constant contact for public.
  4. Develop a public face of NPUAP.

Chairperson:

  • Chair: Sarah Holden-Mount, PT, CWS, FACCWS

Examples of NPUAP’s Active Involvement in Public Policy Include:

  • Monthly conference calls related to current topics.
  • Participant in CMS open door forums.
  • Biannual in person committee meeting at Panel Meeting.

Recent Initiatives:

  • Letter of Support for Wound Management Specialist Certification by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) (12/20/2018)
  • Submitted comments to National Quality Forum on MUC18-107 Hospital Harm – Pressure Injury (12/5/2018)
  • Submitted a request a formal policy reconsideration for Local Coverage Determination (LCD) titled Wound Care, LCD ID DL37228, for contractor Wisconsin Physicians Services Insurance Corporation (11/29/2018)
  • Submitted a response to Medi-Cal’s coverage criteria for seating and positioning products (1/25/2018)
  • Submitted comments to CMS regarding Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2019 Rates (6/25/2018)
  • Submitted comments to CMS regarding Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2018 Rates (6/13/2017)

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