WASHINGTON – CMS published a sweeping proposed rule in the Federal Register on Jan. 12 outlining the qualifications needed for practitioners and suppliers to furnish and fabricate prosthetics and custom-fabricated orthotics, and the accreditation requirements needed to bill for them.
WASHINGTON – It’s no surprise to O&P stakeholders that private payers are picking up on a widely criticized proposed rule by Medicare to deny coverage for prosthetic devices that were previously covered.
WASHINGTON – CMS has shelved its plans to change the coverage requirements for lower limb prostheses in favor of forming a workgroup to revisit the issue, but O&P stakeholders say they won’t be involved.
LINTHICUM, Md. – O&P stakeholders commented at a public hearing, staged a protest and participated in a high-stakes meeting with CMS, all in one day, in their bid to reverse proposed coverage changes for lower limb prostheses.