AOPA: Draft LCD ‘priority’

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

BALTIMORE – The DME MACs have released a draft local coverage determination for lower limb prostheses.

Public comments on the draft LCD and policy article will be accepted through Aug. 31, according to a bulletin from the American Orthotics & Prosthetics Association.

“AOPA considers this policy revision, some aspects of which appear to be incompatible with quality patient care, as a major priority,” said the association on its website.

AOPA has created a comment portal on its website for possible inclusion in its own comments.

The O&P industry has struggled with several issues over the past few years, including audits, and a proposed template that overlooks how prosthetic care is provided.

“We will be communicating with members frequently over the next several weeks regarding the potential impact this policy revision may have on the provision of lower limb prostheses to Medicare beneficiaries,” stated AOPA.