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Specialty Providers

Memo to CMS: Stop paying unlicensed providers

October 25, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

There's a difference between providing high-quality O&P care in a facility and operating out of garage, say providers who support a bill that would level the playing field.“It is hard to compete when you've got a lot of controls in place to ensure that you're putting out a quality product,” said James Rogers, owner of PPS Orthotic and Prosthetic Services in Chattanooga, Tenn. “There are some folks out there that don't really have a facility. Having a physical location where patients...

H.R. 3112, o&P, orthotics & prosthetics


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Bill seeks to curb fraud, save money

October 25, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - A bill that would require Medicare to pay only licensed providers for orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) is a proverbial hat trick, say industry stakeholders.“It would save money for the government, it would cut back on fraud, and it would aid patients by assuring that a higher quality of care is available to them,” said Tom Fise, executive director of the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association (AOPA).The Medicare Orthotics & Prosthetics Improvement Act of 2013, H.R....

American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association, H.R. 3112, o&P, orthotics & prosthetics


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