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CMS looks to demote certified orthotic fitters

September 5, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Stakeholders have sounded off on a CMS proposal that would prohibit certified orthotic fitters (COFs) from providing custom orthotics to Medicare beneficiaries.The proposal states that custom-fitted, prefabricated orthotics may only be dispensed and billed by “individuals with specialized training”—orthotists, physical and occupational therapists, advanced-practice nurses and physicians.“(COFs) will lose their livelihood and Medicare beneficiaries who receive...

American Orthotic & Prosthetic Assoc (AOPA), Certified Orthotic Fitters, Custom Orthotics

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