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MACs retire 'Dear Physician' letter for limbs

May 9, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The DME MACs are retiring the “Dear Physician” letter for artificial limbs, according to a bulletin from the American Orthotics & Prosthetics Association. The letter is being retired following recently passed legislation that requires the recognition of the prosthetists' notes as part of the patient's medical record. The letter, originally published in 2011, dramatically changed the standards for approving a prosthetic claim by disregarding the prosthetist's notes as part...

American Orthotic & Prosthetic Assoc (AOPA), Artificial Limbs, Dear Physician, Prosthetics

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