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CMS issues reimbursement policy for skin substitutes

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief | Nov 19, 2014

The CMS finalized a proposal to classify skin substitutes as surgical supplies and assign them to either a high-cost or low-cost reimbursement group using weighted average mean unit cost instead of average sales price, and set the threshold at $27 per square centimeter. New skin substitutes that are demonstrably better than current wound treatments can qualify to receive pass-through payments. Mondaq (free registration) (11/18)


Osteomyelitis is serious, but surgeons have time to weigh treatment options

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief | Dec 10, 2014

Amnion/chorion membrane heals wounds faster than standard dressing in study

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief | Dec 03, 2014

Advanced treatments make foot amputations less frequent

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief | Dec 03, 2014

Revascularization can prevent amputations, doctor says

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

Provider uses wearable sensor to help prevent pressure ulcers

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief | Dec 10, 2014

Cleveland Clinic opens wound care center in Medina, Ohio

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief | Nov 19, 2014

Study finds amnion/chorion allograft works well for chronic foot ulcers

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

Suction technique offers alternative to skin grafts

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

Wound Care Center opens in Las Cruces, N.M.

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief | Nov 19, 2014


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