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AOPA anticipates O&P increase

AOPA anticipates O&P increase

WASHINGTON – While CMS has not officially released it, the 2022 O&P Medicare fee schedule is expected to increase by 5.1%, according the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association. 

That is larger than any annual Medicare increase in the last 30 years, says AOPA. 

The annual increase to the Medicare O&P fee schedule is based on the annual change to the Consumer Pricing Index for all urban areas (CPI-U) from June to the same month the previous year, adjusted by an annual productivity adjustment (MFPA). The CPI-U from June 2020 to June 2021 was 5.4%. 

While the MFPA has not officially been released for the 2022 DMEPOS Medicare fee schedule, the 2022 MFPA for ambulance services, which is based on the same statute as DMEPOS, is -0.3%. Assuming the DMEPOS MFPA for 2022 will be -0.3%, AOPA is confident that the net increase in the 2022 Medicare O&P fee schedule will be 5.1%.


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