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House committee launches inquiry into prosthetic changes

May 4, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has launched an inquiry into the draft local coverage determination for prosthetics.In a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, the committee says the LCD, released in July, relies on outdated data to limit access to clinically appropriate and medical necessary prosthetic care for Medicare beneficiaries.“We are concerned that this draft LCD would deny access to advanced and higher quality...

Draft LCD, Lower limb prosthetics, Prosthetics

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