$10 Million for O&P Outcomes Research Included in the Cromnibus Bill, and RAC Concerns Addressed

Great news for O&P outcomes research! The $1.1 trillion combined continuing resolution and omnibus appropriations bill (the “cromnibus” bill) enacted December 13 to keep the government running includes a Department of Defense (DoD) section with an additional $10 million for O&P outcomes research funding.  This was also included in last year’s budget and we are […]

AOPA Submits Comments on OMHA’s ALJ Backlog and Increased Requests for Hearings

Following the October 29 Medicare Appellant Forum hosted by the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) opened a comment period to solicit suggestions for addressing the growth in the number of requests for Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearings, and to help to clear the backlog of […]

2015 Medicare DMEPOS Fee Schedule Released

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2015 Medicare DMEPOS fee schedule, effective for claims with a date of service on or after January 1, 2015. The net Medicare fee increase for O&P services for 2015 is 1.5%.  This is based on a 2.1% increase in the consumer pricing index for […]