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PMDRX adds orthotic component

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05/03/2016

GLENDALE, Ariz. – PMDRX has launched a new orthotic bracing exam and documentation component for prescribing practitioners to help them determine patient medical necessity for off-the-shelf orthotic bracing.

Legal: Attorneys brace for fallout

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03/21/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – With more scrutiny than ever from Medicare for popular back, knee and ankle braces, some HME providers are getting a little too creative to capture business in this market, industry attorneys fear.

OIG targets orthotics payments, vents billing

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11/06/2015

WASHINGTON – Orthotics and vents are among the HME that the Office of Inspector General plans to focus on in fiscal year 2016, according to a work plan published this w

O&P groups push back on LCDs

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08/05/2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics has launched a petition asking the White House to rescind proposed coverage changes for prostheses.

Lawmakers weigh in on O&P

‘Get this done,’ agrees AOPA
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05/29/2015

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers recently sent a letter to CMS demanding the agency enforce long-established O&P licensure and certification requirements.

Short takes: HOMES, Comfort Medical, BioCorrect

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05/26/2015

HOMES elected its new board of directors at its recent annual meeting.

Bill raises standards for O&P

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03/24/2015

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Mark Warner, D-Va., introduced a bill on March 23 that would apply accreditation and other standards for orthotics and prosthetics to help guarantee product quality and reduce fraud in the Medicare program.

In brief: CMS seeks to exclude certified orthotic fitters, DeRoyal receives patent

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08/29/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS would like to limit the provision of custom fitted prefabricated orthotics to “individuals with specialized training” like physicians.

CMS seeks to exclude certified orthotic fitters

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08/29/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS would like to limit the provision of custom fitted prefabricated orthotics to “individuals with specialized training.” The agency defines those individuals as orthotists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, advanced-practical nurses and physicia

CMS updates O&P edits

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05/28/2014

BALTIMORE – CMS has instructed the DME MACs to update programming edits that deny claims for prosthetics and certain custom orthotics when they are furnished by personnel who are not certified orthotists or prosthetists in states where that is a requirement, ac

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