- Executive Director, Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders
Marcia Nusgart R.Ph. is the founder and Executive Director of the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders (“Alliance”) a non-profit interprofessional association for clinical organizations whose members treat patients with wounds. It addresses regulatory and legislative issues impacting wound care. She also serves as Executive Director for the Coalition of Wound Care Manufacturers (“Coalition”) and President of Nusgart Consulting LLC.
As Executive Director of the Alliance and the Coalition, 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. As the Alliance’s Executive Director, she organized its efforts in writing the article, “Consensus Principles for Wound Care Research Obtained Using a Delphi Process (Wound Repair and Regeneration May/June 2012), submitted wound care quality measures to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and tackled issues relating to coverage, coding and payment for wound care procedures and products.
Ms. Nusgart is an industry leader in providing comprehensive strategies to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers regarding coding, coverage and reimbursement issues under Medicare and Medicaid. Her accomplishments range from advocating successfully, in her coalition capacity, for CMS to modernize the HCPCS coding process to make it more timely, transparent and understandable for manufacturers; to, in her consulting role, obtaining new HCPCS codes along with appropriate coverage and payment for manufacturers' products.
She is highly regarded in the wound care industry through her numerous published articles and is a highly sought after speaker, appearing at various conferences such as the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Conferences, European Wound Management Association, World Union of Wound Healing Societies, American College of Tissue Healing and Wound Repair, American Professional Wound Care Association, MEDTRADE shows, FDA and NIH Meetings, and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association Reimbursement Conferences. 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, both honoring key opinion leaders who have made significant contributions impacting wound care.
Ms. Nusgart founded her own business, Nusgart Consulting LLC, in 1998. Prior to that she worked in two associations-- the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the National Community Pharmacy Association. She has also served in senior positions for Super X Drugs (now CVS) and worked for Merck. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from the Ohio State University. She currently serves on the Boards for four distinct organizations: Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry Foundation, the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Kestrel Wound Care Wound Source and Premier Homecare.