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O&P advocates launch auditing initiative

January 29, 2013HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) is spearheading a new initiative designed to help independent orthotic and prosthetic practitioners fight for “greater transparency and oversight of CMS independent audit contractors,” according to a press release. The initiative, called “Speak4OandP,” is an online platform for orthotic and prosthetic practitioners to tell their stories about the negative impact audits are having on business, the release...

audit contractors, CMS, OPGA, orthotics, prosthetics, Speak4OandP


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Editorial

Medicare audits: Just how bad are they?

August 24, 2012Jeffrey Baird

Editor's note: This is the last in a series of commentaries on audits. Go to www.hmenews.com for previous commentaries.No matter how you look at it, the contractors are out of control. Examples include: instructions by a ZPIC to the four DME MACs to suspend payments to a supplier because the ZPIC is dissatisfied with the supplier's documentation and because the ZPIC asserts (without substantiated evidence) that the supplier is violating the telephone solicitation statute; placement of a supplier...

audit contractors, Home Medical Equipment, Jeff Baird


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