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President proposes bidding for O&P

Plan for fiscal year 2017 also includes urologicals, ostomy and inhalation drugs
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03/21/2016

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders say they’ll stay vigilant, but the president’s proposed plan to include all orthotics and prosthetics as part of Medicare’s competitive bidding program shouldn’t cause panic.

Gov’t also takes hit under ‘monster backlog’ of appeals

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03/20/2015

WASHINGTON – The years-long delay in the appeals process at the administrative law judge level is costly for both providers and CMS, says a new report.

Soft goods show retail potential

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01/23/2015

Even if a provider is known for durable medical equipment, there is no reason why soft goods can’t be an integral part of the product mix.

Memo to CMS: Stop paying unlicensed providers

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10/25/2013

There’s a difference between providing high-quality O&P care in a facility and operating out of garage, say providers who support a bill that would level the playing field.

Bill seeks to curb fraud, save money

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10/25/2013

WASHINGTON – A bill that would require Medicare to pay only licensed providers for orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) is a proverbial hat trick, say industry stakeholders.