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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

Key in O&P: Take cash, be clinical

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01/24/2014

Orthotics and prosthetics, as well as other related specialty products, represent a significant opportunity for HME retail sales, manufacturers contend.

Orthotics codes become trickier to bill

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01/03/2014

BALTIMORE – The 2014 Medicare DMEPOS fee schedule could create billing confusion for orthotics providers.

Lawmakers reintroduce O&P bill in Congress

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11/06/2013

WASHINGTON – The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) is calling on members to support the Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights recently reintroduced in Congress.

Bill seeks to curb O&P fraud

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09/20/2013

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

Integra Partners snags O&P contract

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09/04/2013

NEW YORK – Integra Partners now provides orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) to members of New York City’s Independence Care Systems (ICS), according to a Sept. 3 press release. ICS operates a nonprofit Medicaid managed long-term care plan in the city.

Study: Up-front spending on O&P saves money long term

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08/29/2013

WASHINGTON - Providing patients with orthotic and prosthetic devices saves taxpayers money in the long term, according to the findings of a new study released Aug. 27.

CMS releases off-the-shelf codes

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08/21/2013

BALTIMORE – At long last, CMS has finalized its list of off-the-shelf (OTS) orthotics codes. In February 2012, the agency released an initial list and sought public comment.

Audits: AOPA vs. CMS

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05/14/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. ­– The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) has sued CMS over what it calls “unfair and unauthorized” auditing activities, according to a press release.

BOC changes prerequisites

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05/13/2013

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) recently changed its prerequisites for becoming a certified orthotist or prosthetist by adding both a graduation and residency requirement, according to a press release.

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