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U.S. District Court Grants Judgement to Hospital Association, Mandates HHS Remedial Action to Reduce ALJ Waiting Period

In mid-2014, the American Hospital Association (AHA) filed suit against HHS challenging the long delays—far in excess of the statutory limit of 90 days—before RAC audit appeal cases are heard by an administrative law judge (ALJ).  Early on, the District Court ruled against AHA, but was overruled by the Court of Appeals.  In now ruling […]

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CMS Releases the 2017 DMEPOS Fee Schedule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2017 Medicare DMEPOS fee schedule which will be effective for Medicare claims with a date of service on or after January 1, 2017.  The 2017 Medicare fee schedule for orthotic and prosthetic services will be increased by 0.7% over 2016 rates. The 0.7% increase […]

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Call for Papers for the 2nd AOPA World Congress

Gain International Recognition * Advance your Career * Improve Patient Care AOPA has announced the call for papers for the Second O&P World Congress to be held September 6‐9, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. AOPA is seeking high‐quality educational and research content to set the stage for a broad curriculum of […]

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