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Policy Forum Makes Big Impact on Raising Congressional Concerns over RAC Audits

AOPA Executive Director, Tom Fise, brought the Board of Directors up to date in a recent email on how AOPA members attending the Policy Forum took the lead in urging their legislators in the House of Representatives to sign-on to the letter Rep. Tammy Duckworth and Rep Brett Guthrie will send to HHS Secretary Sebelius.  […]

HHS Inspector General Takes Swipe at L0631

Writing in AARP The Bulletin, Daniel R. Levinson repeats a faulty assertion first made in the Office of Inspector General Report of December 2012 that Medicare paid an average of $919 for L0631 coded back braces that could be bought on the Internet for $191.  The Medicare reimbursement was supposed to include ongoing clinical care […]

AOPA’s Concerns Prompts CMS to Modify Limits for RAC Audits

AOPA’s continuing conversation and efforts to convince CMS of the cash flow killing harm to patient care and member patient care facilities imposed by the pervasive and aggressive RAC audits together with aggressive AOPA member advocacy with their legislators flowing from the Policy Forum appears to have borne some fruit. The Centers for Medicare and […]

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