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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 seeks nominations


OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), is seeking nominations for the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service.

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.

Amoena launches line of shapers


ATLANTA – Amoena has launched its Balance portfolio, a line of premium prosthetic breast shapers to help survivors restore their body symmetry after treatment. The line includes a range of shapes, sizes, weights and thicknesses, made of high-quality silicone.

MACs retire ‘Dear Physician’ letter for limbs


WASHINGTON – The DME MACs are retiring the “Dear Physician” letter for artificial limbs, according to a bulletin from the American Orthotics & Prosthetics Association.

Emphasize clinical components of O&P


Home medical equipment companies looking to compete effectively in the orthotics and prosthetics market need the right people in place to conduct this business. That means having certified O&P professionals on staff to work with clients in this field.

AOPA says O&P must remain essential health benefit


WASHINGTON – The American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association has submitted comments on a proposal to provide individual states with increased flexibility to define essential health benefits.

Stakeholders call on CMS to overhaul prosthetic policies


BOSTON – A growing gap between technology advancements and what Medicare and other payers will cover creates safety issues for amputees, says a new study.

CMS rescinds proposed orthotics rule


WASHINGTON – CMS has announced it is withdrawing a proposed rule that would have required any practitioner or supplier who provides custom orthotics to be licensed in states where it is required.