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Private payers ‘exploit’ O&P changes

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04/22/2016

WASHINGTON – It’s no surprise to O&P stakeholders that private payers are picking up on a widely criticized proposed rule by Medicare to deny coverage for prosthetic devices that were previously covered.

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.

Prosthetic community ups ante

‘Get your hands off my legs’
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08/28/2015

LINTHICUM, Md. – O&P stakeholders commented at a public hearing, staged a protest and participated in a high-stakes meeting with CMS, all in one day, in their bid to reverse proposed coverage changes for lower limb prostheses.

Proposed changes to lower limb policy ‘race to bottom’

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07/24/2015

BALTIMORE – Proposed changes to coverage requirements for prostheses could severely limit the number of patients who could gain the greatest mobility, say O&P stakeholders.

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.

O&P bill tackles accreditation, audit issues

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03/27/2015

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers in the House of Representatives and Senate introduced bills last week that seek to apply accreditation and licensure requirements to O&P providers who bill Medicare.