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The Alliance is bringing together payers (e.g., Humana, Aetna, Kaiser Permanente, Noridian), regulators/policymakers (e.g., CMS, FDA, NIH, AHRQ), evidence analysis experts (e.g., Hayes, Milliman Care Guidelines), researchers, medical societies, and manufacturers at its inaugural Wound Care Evidence Summit, May 19-20, 2022, in Bethesda, MD. The gathering will focus on establishing shared clarity around how much and what type of clinical evidence payers need to give a positive coverage decision for products and procedures.

Participants and panelists will together address:

  • FDA on Wound Care Endpoints, Real World Evidence and the Modernization of Clinical Trials
  • NIH and AHRQ on Wound Care Research, Data and Grant Funding
  • Payer Perspectives on the Current State of Wound Care Research and Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Payer Perspectives on Coverage, Process Issues and Evidentiary Requirements
  • Payer Perspectives on FDA Endpoints and Real-World Evidence Opportunities
  • Payers Perspectives on Clinical Trial Design and Possible Solutions

The summit will be discussion-driven as we tackle clinical guidelines, clinical trials, endpoints, real-world evidence, evidentiary requirements for coverage and more “hot button” issues. We are creating a unique space for payers, regulators, manufacturers and practitioners to address challenges candidly and collaboratively.

Learn more and register at this link.


Dr. Fife sees patients at the CHI St. Luke's Hospital Wound Clinic in The Woodlands, Texas. For an appointment call (936) 266-2150.



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