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CMS rescinds proposed orthotics rule

October 13, 2017HME News Staff

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.The rule, released in January, was strongly opposed by physicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists. The rule has actually been a law since 2000, but it has never been fully implemented.CMS said it was withdrawing the rule due to “the cost and time burdens that the proposed rule would...

american orthotic & prosthetic association, BIPA, orthotics, prosthetics


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