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Audits start to pile up

Dressings, orthotics, urological supplies, CGMs all under review

WASHINGTON - CGS, the DME MAC for jurisdictions B and C, will be conducting complex post-pay reviews for surgical dressings and knee orthoses, according to AAHomecare.

BOC seeks noms for Certificant of the Year


OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is seeking nominations for its second annual Certificant of the Year Award.

Senators introduce O&P companion bill


WASHINGTON – A bill that seeks to differentiate orthotics and prosthetics from durable medical equipment was recently introduced in the Senate.

BOC offers three certification exams online


OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation has launched a new remote proctored testing option, allowing candidates to complete their exams online and earn certification

Certain L codes up for prior authorization


ATLANTA – CMS plans to update the Federal Register today to add certain L codes to the prior authorization list for DMEPOS, according to the van Halem Group.

AOPA digs in on bill

H.R. 5262 seeks to clarify definition of ‘off the shelf’

WASHINGTON – O&P stakeholders are eyeing a pair of possible legislative vehicles as they seek to pass a bill that would improve patient care and reduce fraud.

John Kenney seeks to improve perception of O&P


Every day in the orthotics and prosthetics field brings something new, with fresh challenges and different patients, but one challenge remains constant—raising the profile of the profession, says John Kenney, MURP, BOCO, and the 2019 recipient of the Jim

BOC names award recipient


OWINGS MILLS, Md. – BOC has named John Kenney, MURP, BOCO, as the 2019 recipient of the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service.

OIG to CMS: Adjust payments for orthotic devices


WASHINGTON – Medicare allowable amounts for certain orthotic devices are not comparable with payments made by select non-Medicare payers, according to the Office of Inspector General.