Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 3221 RADIATION THERAPY In 2015, AdvaMed created the Radiation Therapy Sector to address the unique policy challenges facing this dynamic and growing area of medtech innovation, including radiotherapy, brachytherapy and proton therapy technologies. The Sector largely focuses on addressing reimbursement and regulatory issues, as well as promoting the benefits and value of RT, in both U.S. and international markets. The Sector worked with stakeholders in the RT community to oppose significant proposed Medicare payment cuts, including an advocacy campaign that resulted in more than 200 members of Congress weighing in against the reductions. Ultimately, the proposed cuts were scaled back, and the Sector continues to address other payment concerns included in the final rule. In concert with the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, the Sector also works on critical standards development. In 2015, two standards were in progress, with discussions for future projects also underway. WOUND HEALING AND TISSUE REGENERATION AdvaMed’s Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration Sector is focused on ensuring patient access to innovative therapies for the treatment of chronic and complex wounds. In 2015, the Sector provided comments and recommendations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on changes impacting multi-component surgical dressings in response to a shift in local coverage policy. The Sector re-engaged on the best strategy for addressing ongoing concerns with appropriate evidence challenges posed by FDA, CMS and other payers, including potential revisions to a previously generated whitepaper and partnering with clinical experts to advance the issue. In addition, the Sector approved and collected additional funding for the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair, a non-profit organization committed to advancing the field of wound care through education, research and advocacy, to support the organization’s 2016 projects. Lastly, the group finalized and distributed an infographic that communicates the value of medical technology in wound treatment, expounding upon how advanced wound therapies can improve lives and save costs. SECTOR HEAD Joseph F. Woody President and Chief Executive Officer Acelity L.P., Inc. SECTOR HEAD Jay Hoey Executive Chairman Elekta Holdings