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The power of Twitter

September 11, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - The groundswell of support to rescind proposed changes to coverage for lower limb prostheses coalesced into one cohesive rallying cry on Twitter in late August: Prosthetics are #notaluxury.“It's nice when you can boil that message down,” said Elizabeth Mansfield, president of Outsource Marketing Solutions.In August, O&P stakeholders fought the changes through a number of measures: commenting at a public hearing, staging a protest and participating in a high-stakes meeting...

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Proposed changes to lower limb policy 'race to bottom'

July 24, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BALTIMORE - Proposed changes to coverage requirements for prostheses could severely limit the number of patients who could gain the greatest mobility, say O&P stakeholders.“There are a fair number of leaps that are made that don't have any scientific backing,” said Tom Fise, executive director of the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association. “We think a lot of people are going to be asking, 'Why would Medicare want to do this?'”The four DME MACs released the draft local...

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