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CMS holds off on coverage changes for prostheses

November 3, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS has taken a step back from its controversial plans to change the coverage requirements for lower limb prostheses.The agency's DME MACs released a draft local coverage determination in July, setting off a chain of events that included a public hearing, a protest, high-stakes meetings and a “We the People” petition.“Both CMS and its contractors have heard your concerns about access to prostheses for Medicare beneficiaries,” the agency stated in an announcement...

Coverage Requirements, LCD, Prostheses

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O&P stakeholders receive response from petition

October 20, 2015HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - O&P stakeholders are underwhelmed by the president's response to their “We the People” petition asking the White House to rescind Medicare's proposed coverage requirements for prostheses. It took only 17 days for 100,000 people to sign the petition, the number required to prompt a response from the president. Part of the response reads: “The coverage determination process is still ongoing, but CMS wants to make clear that they're committed to providing high quality...

Coverage Requirements, O&P, Petition

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