AHRQ draft on Skin Substitutes for Treating Chronic Wounds


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Technology Assessment (TA) Program develops systematic reviews, health technology assessments, and other reports at the request of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Coverage and Analysis Group. These reports are funded by an Interagency Agreement from CMS to AHRQ and used to inform national coverage policies, discussion at public Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MedCAC) meetings, and/or for other policy considerations.

Bottom Line, it is probable that anything that is developed by AHRQ will be used to determine what is and what is not covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

They have published a draft on Skin Substitutes for Treating Chronic Wounds which is available for public comment. You may want to look at this draft.
For more details visit http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/ta/tareview.htm#avlrev