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PDAC Announces a Coding Redetermination Project for Custom Diabetic Inserts (A5513)

On July 13, 2017, the DME MACs published a joint publication that addressed the proper use of HCPCS code A5513, which is used to described molded to patient model diabetic shoe inserts. The joint publication indicated that in order to meet the requirements of the HCPCS code descriptor, diabetic inserts billed using A5513 must be […]

Full U.S. House Approves Legislation, Including Text to Legitimatize the Orthotist’s/Prosthetist’s Notes as Part of the Medical Record in Medical Necessity Determination

This afternoon, the full House of Representatives acted by consent on suspension to adopt H.R. 3178, a bill to cut red tape and make some non-controversial changes to the Medicare program. Included in this bill was a single provision on O&P– the long-awaited provision to recognize the orthotist-prosthetist’s notes as part of the medical record […]

AOPA Announces Winners of 2017-2018 Pilot Grant Awards

In February, AOPA, in partnership with the Center for O&P Learning & Evidence-Based Practice (COPL), announced a Request for Pilot Grant Proposals in 16 potential areas of orthotic and prosthetic research including an open topic. A record 38 proposals were received in response to the request for proposals, and the board took the extraordinary step of […]

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