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O&P pushes again for separate status

August 14, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - The COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on the ways in which grouping orthotists and prosthetists with other DME suppliers “handcuffs” them as medical practitioners, say stakeholders.“Every other medical profession is doing more telehealth, including OTs and PTs, and (being considered a supplier) is handcuffing us on being able to bill for telehealth,” said Justin Beland, director of government relations for the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association.“I...

AOPA, Justin Beland, Orthotists, Prosthetists

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Spending bill includes DME-related provisions

February 9, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Home infusion and O&P providers are the big winners with the passage of a government spending bill early this morning.The bill, which passed the House 240 to 186 and the Senate 71 to 28, contained several DME-related provisions, in particular, one that would create a temporary transition payment for home infusion to address a payment gap created by a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act.“The legislation will allow Medicare beneficiaries, specifically those with heart failure...

Home infusion services, NHIA, Orthotists, Prosthetists

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