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MedPAC report takes CMS to task on orthotics

June 29, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Although industry stakeholders disagree with a recent MedPAC recommendation to include off-the-shelf orthotics in Medicare's competitive bidding program, a recent report by the commission is, overall, on point, they say.“It's obvious the bid program is still a threat,” Todd Eagen, president of the Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America. “But there is some good news in the report and some continued educational efforts that our community needs to continue to focus on.”MedPAC's...

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Orthotic codes list 'off base'

September 24, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BALTIMORE - It's been more than a year in the making, but industry stakeholders are still puzzled by CMS's finalized list of off-the-shelf (OTS) orthotics.“We think the list is way, way off-base,” said Tom Fise, executive director of the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association. “This is extremely inconsistent with the statutory definition of what is OTS.”The list is meant to clarify what constitutes OTS orthotics. Providers aren't required to have special certification...

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