Chief Executive Officer
Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders
Marcia Nusgart, RPh, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders ("Alliance") a non-profit multidisciplinary association for physician specialty societies, clinical and patient organizations whose members treat or are patients with wounds. It addresses regulatory and legislative issues impacting wound care. As CEO of the Alliance, she is viewed as a highly visible, respected and credible source of industry information for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and their contractors, Food and Drug Administration and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as she advocates for appropriate public policy processes.
Importantly, she created and successfully implemented in May 2022 its “Wound Care Evidence Summit™” which addressed “How much and what type of evidence to do payers need to cover wound care products and procedures?” She also organized the Alliance’s efforts in writing two articles, “ An Economic Evaluation of the Impact, Cost and Medicare Policy Implications of Chronic Non-Healing Wounds” (ISPOR’s Value in Health 2018), and “Consensus Principles for Wound Care Research Obtained Using a Delphi Process (Wound Repair and Regeneration May/June 2012). She has also submitted wound care quality measures to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and tackles issues relating to coverage, coding and payment for wound care procedures and products.
Recognizing that the current HCPCS coding system is not timely, transparent and understandable for manufacturers to navigate, Marcia founded the Alliance for HCPCS II Coding Reform, comprised of key law firms, lobbying firms, associations, coalitions, medical device companies and reimbursement consulting companies who advocate for CMS to modernize the HCPCS coding process. Many of the recent HCPCS process coding changes are due to the advocacy efforts of this organization.
She has received numerous honors ranging from the 2011 Distinguished Alumni award by The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy to the AAWC Leadership Award to the designation of Master from APWCA. She serves on numerous boards and holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University.
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Sunday, November 5, 2023
2:10 PM – 3:10 PM PDT