Update on AOPA’s Amputee Rally and CMS Meeting on LCD Policy


We started with a Tuesday press advisory which included AC and AOPA—Senator Bob Kerrey, Charles Dankmeyer, Adrianne Haslet, Drs. Paul Pasquina and Stephen Fisher, and Amputee Coalition President Dan Berschinski.  It began the tide of press interest which carried over to the August 26th events.  The DME MAC hearing attracted roughly 200 amputees, to hear 81 witnesses speak for 3 minutes each—roughly 50 addressing prosthetics and ALL opposing the DME MAC proposal.  AOPA President Charles Dankmeyer, CPO, Tom Watson, CP, Boston Bombing Amputee Adrianne Haslet and Executive Director Tom Fise each made presentations for AOPA. Spirits were high as the DME MAC Medical Directors listened without comment or note-taking to 5 solid hours of presenters.

The scene shifted to the Amputee Patient Rally at the HHS Headquarters.  Approximately 150 amputees attended, carrying signs, marching, chanting, and sharing stories (see photos below).  Last week, AOPA Executive Director Tom Fise had written to HHS Secretary Burwell, informing her of the planned rally, and offering to meet with her.  It came as a surprise when late Tuesday night, NAAOP Counsel Peter Thomas and Tom Fise received a reply offering a 4 pm meeting to 8 individuals with CMS Administrator Slavitt, the Senior Counsel to the HHS Secretary, Kevin Thurm, Deputy CMS Administrator Sean Cavanaugh (AOPA had met with Mr. Cavanaugh previously, on August 11) CMS Chief Medical Officer Patrick Conway, MD, And HHS’ Sharon Lewis along with other senior officials.

The O&P community was represented by 5 amputees among the group of 8 which consisted of: AOPA President Charles Dankmeyer, CPO; Tom Watson, CP; Adrianne Haslet, NAAOP President Dave McGill, Jack Richmond and Sue Stout from the Amputee Coalition, NAAOP Counsel Peter Thomas and AOPA’s Tom Fise. The group had a good, and hopefully productive meeting with CMS/HHS folks. The official CMS press release can be seen (below).  From AOPA’s perspective, CMS officials underscored that cost and financial concerns are not an appropriate basis for writing or changing an LCD, and that such decisions must have a strong evidence basis, and that assuring high quality of patient care for Medicare beneficiaries is a paramount concern.  Some strong attention focused on the letter from researchers (Jim Campbell, PhD, CO; working with Wendy Beattie, CPO; Gary Berke, MS, CP; Jason Highsmith, PhD, DPT, CP) and others had prepared and presented at the DME MAC session a powerful statement which was shared for the CMS/HHS officials, and the asserted absence of evidence-based rationale.  The CMS officials indicated that there will be follow-up conversations with the DME MACs, and if those discussions lead to strong emphasis on evidence and high quality patient care, I think it would point to a very different kind of LCD, one that may prompt some of the concerns expressed in various forms yesterday to be allayed.

The rally and other events surrounding the LCD policy have been heavily featured in the media. Below are some photos and links to the media stories generated.

Overall, a very good day for O&P, as our TV and print messages continue to appear in major outlets seen by D.C. policymakers (in today’s Hill, Washington Post and on TV news programs).  Below the press release is the media list of links through 11 a.m today

TEXT OF CMS PRESS RELEASE
Readout of Senior CMS and HHS Officials’ Meeting with Amputee Advocates
Importance: High
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2015

Readout of Senior CMS and HHS Officials’ Meeting with Amputee Advocates
Today, senior officials from CMS and HHS met with individuals and representatives of groups concerned with a recent policy proposal issued by regional Medicare payment contractors regarding coverage of lower-limb prosthetics. CMS and HHS officials expressed the critical importance of Medicare beneficiaries’ access to appropriate and medically necessary lower-limb prosthetics, and appreciated hearing personal stories and comments on the proposal from the group.

As the proposal is still open for public comment, CMS and HHS officials stressed that stakeholders’ input was vital to the process as the Medicare regional payment contractors finalize a new policy. CMS officials said they would work with the regional contractors’ medical directors so that any final policy is supported by clinical evidence and does not limit necessary services for Medicare beneficiaries.

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Major Press Stories

Associated Press (as appearing on ABCNews.com) 
Wall Street Journal
CNN 
The Washington Post 
Read AOPA President Charlie Dankmeyer, Jr., CPO’s Opinion Editorial on the LCD Draft in the  Washington Times 
Associations Now feature on AOPA

  1. Other Stories:
    1. Chicago Tribune – http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–medicare-artificial-feet-20150827-story.html
    2. CNBC – http://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/27/the-associated-press-amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet.html
    3. Yahoo! Tech – https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-artificial-feet-070941167–politics.html?nf=1
    4. Yahoo! Finance – https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-070913677.html
    5. MSN News – http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/other/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/ar-BBm8uX5
    6. News & World Report‎ – http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2015/08/27/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    7. Business Insider – http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet-2015-8
    8. Scripps Media – http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    9. UPI – http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/26/New-Medicare-rule-may-make-it-harder-for-amputees-to-get-prosthetics/1321440614623/
    10. com – http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/politico-pulse/2015/08/eighth-sting-video-part-of-strategic-release-cmp-founder-says-another-cms-to-ahip-move-aco-savings-fall-in-2014-019784
    11. Denver Post – http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_28711333/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-artificial-feet?source=rss
    12. Houston Chronicle – http://www.chron.com/business/technology/article/Amputees-decry-Medicare-payment-overhaul-for-6468252.php
    13. Miami Herald – http://www.miamiherald.com/news/article32513055.html
    14. San Francisco Chronicle – http://www.sfgate.com/business/technology/article/Amputees-decry-Medicare-payment-overhaul-for-6468252.php
    15. Atlanta Journal Constitution – http://www.ajc.com/ap/ap/top-news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/nnRtD/
    16. Louis Post-Dispatch – http://www.stltoday.com/news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_f6315c9c-10eb-55a3-b3c0-8e391143bb87.html
    17. Kansas City Star – http://www.kansascity.com/news/article32513055.html
    18. San Diego Union Tribune – http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/aug/27/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for/
    19. Sacramento Bee – http://www.sacbee.com/news/article32513055.html
    20. Las Vegas Sun – http://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/aug/27/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/
    21. Austin (TX) American Statesman – http://www.statesman.com/ap/ap/top-news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/nnRtD/
    22. Washington Times – http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/aug/27/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/
    23. Chicago Daily Herald – http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150827/business/308279939
    24. Charlotte (NC) Observer – http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/article32513055.html
    25. Baltimore Sun – http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-md-medicare-prosthetics-20150825-story.html
    26. Baltimore Sun (story #2) – http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-md-amputees-meeting-20150826-story.html
    27. Washington Examiner – http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/amputees-protest-proposed-restrictions-for-prosthetics/article/2570897
    28. Seattle Post-Intelligencer – http://www.seattlepi.com/business/technology/article/Amputees-decry-Medicare-payment-overhaul-for-6468252.php
    29. San Antonio (TX) Express-News – http://www.expressnews.com/business/technology/article/Amputees-decry-Medicare-payment-overhaul-for-6468252.php
    30. News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – http://www.newsobserver.com/news/article32513055.html
    31. Columbus (OH) Dispatch – http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/08/25/medicare-changes-prostheses.html
    32. Minneapolis Star Tribune – http://www.startribune.com/protest-seeks-to-block-medicare-policy-changes-on-prosthetics-payments/323037561/
    33. Palm Beach Post – http://palmbeachhealthbeat.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/08/25/advocates-say-medicare-rule-change-would-devastate-amputees/
    34. Richmond Times-Dispatch – http://www.richmond.com/news/national-world/collection_3fb340c8-ec04-5c82-9820-e1a67a42e8e5.html
    35. Memphis Commercial Appeal – http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/national/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    36. Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT) – http://www.ctpost.com/business/technology/article/Amputees-decry-Medicare-payment-overhaul-for-6468252.php
    37. Tampa (FL) Tribune – http://www.tbo.com/ap/national/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet-ap_nationald9cf0870b02843568469cc1599da3992
    38. Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader – http://www.kentucky.com/2015/08/27/4007291/amputees-decry-medicare-payment.html
    39. The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK) – http://newsok.com/article/feed/881163
    40. Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch – http://www.richmond.com/news/latest-news/ap/article_1f90a512-3b4e-502f-9e67-f31d6487bfe9.html
    41. Albany (NY) Times-Union – http://www.timesunion.com/business/technology/article/Amputees-decry-Medicare-payment-overhaul-for-6468252.php
    42. Tulsa (OK) World – http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/government/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_dfb74e09-a536-56a8-b98e-8b76c0d1cd3c.html
    43. Albuquerque (NM) Journal – http://www.abqjournal.com/635010/biz/biz-most-recent/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet.html
    44. Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ) – http://tucson.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_da68c853-ba34-5fca-a1aa-6ea657f7e7c1.html
    45. Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) – http://host.madison.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_526ebd0e-d7dd-5acd-ad47-eb20baead3a6.html
    46. The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – http://hamptonroads.com/2015/08/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-artificial-feet
    47. The State (Columbia, SC) – http://www.thestate.com/news/article32513055.html
    48. Fresno (CA) Bee – http://www.fresnobee.com/news/article32513055.html
    49. Knoxville (TN) News-Sentinel – http://www.knoxnews.com/news/nation-and-world/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet_41695794
    50. New Jersey Herald – http://www.njherald.com/story/29889752/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    51. West Virginia State Journal – http://www.statejournal.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    52. The Roanoke (VA) Times – http://www.roanoke.com/news/wire_headlines/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_49a3b8c1-d713-5ce5-a442-98366889b4fc.html
    53. Palm Beach (FL) Post – http://www.palmbeachpost.com/ap/ap/top-news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/nnRtD/
    54. Beaumont (TX) Enterprise –http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/business/technology/article/Amputees-decry-Medicare-payment-overhaul-for-6468252.php
    55. Waco (TX) Tribune – http://www.wacotrib.com/news/ap_nation/headlines/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_b20d6cf9-7256-5fdb-ac29-b9ee44fd4c41.html
    56. Laredo (TX) Morning Times – http://www.lmtonline.com/featured-ap/article_285b6b73-ac67-5991-8380-5a5bb8ccb4ec.html
    57. Winston-Salem (NC) Journal – http://www.journalnow.com/news/nation_world_ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_fa6ad0e5-ddb3-5bea-943b-28225f863fd4.html
    58. Bismarck (ND) Tribune – http://bismarcktribune.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_03a659fe-2ecd-5814-946f-93d64719b352.html
    59. Chattanooga (TN) Times Free Press –http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/national/health/story/2015/aug/27/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-arti/321997/
    60. Chattanooga (TN) Times Free Press (story #2) –http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2015/aug/23/local-amputee-jordthomcriticizes-medicare-pro/321232/
    61. Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID) – http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/08/27/3957000_amputees-decry-medicare-payment.html?rh=1
    62. The Olympian (Olympia, WA) – http://www.theolympian.com/news/business/article32513055.html
    63. Casper (WY) Star-Tribune – http://trib.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_7e944710-262c-59db-9326-b695c48e52aa.html
    64. Naples Daily News – http://www.naplesnews.com/news/national/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    65. Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel – http://www.knoxnews.com/news/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    66. Tuscaloosa (AL) News – http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20150827/APW/308279923
    67. Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal – http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20150827/APW/308279923
    68. Greensboro (NC) News & Record – http://www.greensboro.com/news/us_world_ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_8852a25a-5094-5d69-8a7e-356a560980aa.html
    69. Roanoke (VA) Times – http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/proposed-medicare-change-would-knock-new-legs-out-from-amputees/article_b7f44572-721f-5722-a033-53a1ef0910dc.html
    70. State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL) – http://www.sj-r.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982/0/SEARCH
    71. Durango (CO) Herald – http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20150827/APW/308279923/Amputees-decry-Medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    72. Island Packet (Hilton Head, SC) – http://www.islandpacket.com/2015/08/27/3897158_amputees-decry-medicare-payment.html?rh=1
    73. Myrtle Beach (SC) Sun News – http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/article32513055.html
    74. The Missoulian (Missoula, MT) – http://missoulian.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/image_bbb384b5-bdc0-5805-b096-53ce22181c99.html
    75. Wichita (KS) Eagle – http://www.kansas.com/news/article32513055.html
    76. The Press of Atlantic City (NJ) – http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_c701f63b-b632-5464-aef5-4c2a68226a9c.html
    77. The Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO) – http://gazette.com/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article/feed/265603
    78. Billings (MT) Gazette – http://billingsgazette.com/news/science/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_faafff5d-f494-554e-922a-f8ed9c305309.html
    79. Post Bulletin (Rochester, MN) – http://www.postbulletin.com/life/health/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_802ade9c-b8e2-5613-a9b6-8168b086c9fe.html
    80. Dayton (OH) Daily News – http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ap/top-news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/nnRtD/
    81. Sioux City (IA) Journal – http://siouxcityjournal.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_f27ebee4-dda2-5a8c-af01-49abdbdd64c3.html
    82. Rapid City (SD) Journal – http://rapidcityjournal.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_c0b80ce6-96aa-5e0f-9951-9e58381a087a.html
    83. Merced (CA) Sun-Star – http://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/article32513055.html
    84. Gainesville (FL) Sun – http://www.gainesville.com/article/20150827/APW/308279923
    85. Sturgis (SD) Journal – http://www.sturgisjournal.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982
    86. Opelika-Auburn (AL) News – http://www.oanow.com/apwire/news/national/article_f7c399db-0fb2-502b-bc18-46dd632cc802.html
    87. Houma (LA) Today – http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20150827/APW/308279923
    88. Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA) –http://www.telegram.com/article/20150827/NEWS/150829350/101492
    89. Fremont (NE) Tribune – http://fremonttribune.com/news/state-and-regional/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_b190a0ba-da14-5b2b-9730-e1f8a88a4f17.html
    90. The Tribune (San Luis Obispo County, CA) –http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/08/27/3779632/amputees-decry-medicare-payment.html
    91. Sun Herald (Gulfport, MS) – http://www.sunherald.com/2015/08/27/6384623/amputees-decry-medicare-payment.html
    92. La Crosse (WI) Tribune – http://lacrossetribune.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_70f7cee7-dded-5561-8db1-4009346ebb5f.html
    93. Macon (GA) Telegraph – http://www.macon.com/news/article32513055.html
    94. Greenwich (CT) Time – http://www.greenwichtime.com/business/technology/article/Amputees-decry-Medicare-payment-overhaul-for-6468252.php
    95. Odessa (TX) American – http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_afb758b7-b233-59ab-a559-072d7312fdac.html
    96. News & Advance (Lynchburg, VA) – http://www.newsadvance.com/news/national/wire/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_7d9557e9-6bb1-56f3-b519-eb68c8d50597.html
    97. Corvallis (OR) Gazette Times – http://www.gazettetimes.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_b74d1dbb-a267-5a29-ab38-11ccb6373842.html
    98. Scottsbluff (NE) Star Herald – http://www.starherald.com/news/nation_world/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_b3da92a3-b015-5abe-a650-366441f89584.html
    99. News Herald (Morganton, NC) – http://www.morganton.com/news/us/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_b4c160be-33cc-5ac1-80c6-2739d7335d4b.html
    100. Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, SC) – http://thetandd.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_784af326-5cd2-5e0f-9382-ea1f47b016fa.html
    101. The Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph, MI) – http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/wire/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_0a69df3a-2794-5b07-8e5b-d3c5c33389fa.html
    102. The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) – http://cumberlink.com/news/science/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_01aeb56d-4d9e-571c-ba2d-fbfc2c77da8d.html
    103. The Eagle (Bryce-College Station, TX) – http://www.theeagle.com/news/politics/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_fe96b010-6b3f-5df5-ba7e-6d8480e72f8e.html
    104. Daily American (Somerset, PA) – http://www.dailyamerican.com/life/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_637755e0-4d40-5004-b2f5-a3e3bc0ecd50.html
    105. Cadillac (MI) Evening News –http://www.cadillacnews.com/ap_story/business/20150827_ap_d9cf0870b02843568469cc1599da3992.html
    106. Waterloo Cedar Falls (IA) Courier – http://wcfcourier.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_ec98d8eb-0d7a-5929-968c-c8322936935c.html
    107. Winona (MN) Daily News – http://www.winonadailynews.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_ffc2cddd-8d2f-5885-ac2b-3fc8bcc41e24.html
    108. Hickory (NC) Daily Record – http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/us/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_eb29b038-6e99-5af0-ad95-e198ed279212.html
    109. Argus Press (Owosso, MI) – http://www.argus-press.com/news/national/article_8a3655bd-9b8a-5130-ad8c-4d96d2768873.html
    110. Morning News (Florence, SC) – http://www.scnow.com/news/headlines/article_e5142786-a5c5-571b-9ee9-345fab3b687c.html
    111. Statesville (NC) Record & Landmark – http://www.statesville.com/news/us/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_a26793ca-a0db-550e-b39c-fffb64fcab2c.html
    112. Independent Tribune (Concord, NC) – http://www.independenttribune.com/news/us/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_d716c4cf-ca44-5894-85fc-f8dbc11f0f0d.html
    113. Lompoc (CA) Record – http://lompocrecord.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_940b0ec3-6d71-5c27-92bf-d146cfef9d05.html
    114. Kokomo (IN) Tribune – http://www.kokomotribune.com/news/nation_world_news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_e55e51e4-4cb1-11e5-9dbe-6f490a13940b.html
    115. Killeen (TX) Daily Herald – http://kdhnews.com/news/politics/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_a3b4ac39-3fcc-5d62-b67f-728eb6c78ae3.html
    116. Bristol (VA) Herald Courier – http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_8df022f8-472c-5a59-ad71-ea432614d151.html
    117. Chippewa (WI) Herald- http://chippewa.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/image_48cfd412-b86f-5708-842f-dd9bace833c6.html
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    119. The Dispatch (Clay Center, KS) – http://www.ccenterdispatch.com/article_aeca5e2d-2d49-55af-a7e1-74c1c649d693.html
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    121. Bellefontaine (OH) Examiner – http://www.examiner.org/newsx/ap-news/54116-amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
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    125. Ocala (FL) Star-Banner – http://www.ocala.com/article/20150827/APW/308279923
    126. Yakima (WA) Herald-Republic – http://www.yakimaherald.com/lifestyle/health/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_a49b5f3f-a756-5d40-9258-d9cad9e56aa0.html
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    128. Daily Nonpareil (Council Bluffs, IA) –http://www.nonpareilonline.com/news/political_news/wire/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_bff5d637-7f72-5d32-90ba-67c518493fac.html
    129. The Times of Northwest Indiana – http://www.nwitimes.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_bcb0b7b2-fe84-5d1f-b2d2-99590d377f93.html
    130. Pontiac (IL) Daily Leader – http://www.pontiacdailyleader.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982
    131. Hope (AR) Star – http://www.hopestar.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982/-1/News
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    133. Helena Arkansas Daily World – http://www.helena-arkansas.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982
    134. Bozeman (MT) Daily Chronicle – http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/ap_news/health/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_86e05622-f552-58ba-9c3b-ec677973a96e.html
    135. The Ledger (Lakeland, FL) – http://www.theledger.com/article/20150827/APW/308279923
    136. Canton (IL) Daily Ledger – http://www.cantondailyledger.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982
    137. Star Courier (Kewanee, IL) – http://www.starcourier.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982
    138. The Daily News (Kelso, WA) – http://tdn.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_2390b07c-bae7-5787-9490-5485682eb46e.html
    139. Bennington (VT) Banner – http://www.benningtonbanner.com/health/ci_28711333/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-artificial-feet
    140. McPherson (KS) Sentinel – http://www.mcphersonsentinel.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982
    141. Sun Chronicle (Attleboro, MA) – http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/state/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_f925d21c-cc03-5b37-bfa8-315d160e5e9e.html
    142. Daily American (West Frankfort, IL) –http://www.dailyamericannews.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982
    143. Waynesville (MO) Daily Guide –http://www.waynesvilledailyguide.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982
    144. Journal Times (Racine, WI) – http://journaltimes.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_27827fde-c666-53a9-aa9f-93bf05f828f8.html
    145. Pratt (KS) Tribune – http://www.pratttribune.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982
    146. Standard-Times (New Bedford, MA) –http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982
    147. McDonough County Voice (Macomb, IL) –http://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982
    148. Springfield (OH) News-Sun – http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/ap/ap/top-news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/nnRtD/
    149. Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) – http://herald-review.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_12f4f745-809e-5723-89b4-7125074bd053.html
    150. Grand Island (NE) Independent – http://www.theindependent.com/news/state/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_ad50d8d3-9c53-5fa1-a23e-ee7d8fac3d3d.html
    151. Hastings (NE) Tribune – http://www.hastingstribune.com/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_da8085ac-0a27-560f-aa04-3a009c3d1542.html
    152. Daily Journal (Park Hills, MO) – http://dailyjournalonline.com/news/tech/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_40166060-a88e-5f37-a542-c4d0a3400368.html
    153. Cortez (CO) Journal – http://www.cortezjournal.com/article/20150827/APW/308279923/Amputees-decry-Medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    154. Belleville (IL) News-Democrat – http://www.bnd.com/news/article32513055.html
    155. Daily Siftings Herald (Arkadelphia, AR) –http://www.siftingsherald.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982
    156. Rolla (MO) Daily News –
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    158. LNP Media Group/Lancaster (PA) Online – http://lancasteronline.com/news/health/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_a106b464-a52e-594f-86d2-12f584dca80e.html
    159. Decatur (AL) Daily – http://www.decaturdaily.com/news/other_news/national/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_783702a4-29e4-52a6-b094-f3bd104f8276.html
    160. Galveston County (TX) Daily News – http://www.galvnews.com/news_ap/health/article_f6f58b27-155b-5d7b-9dd2-b55729df0cb1.html
    161. Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal – http://www.goupstate.com/article/20150827/APW/308279923
    162. Maysville (KY) Ledger Independent – http://www.maysville-online.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_6af8edf6-4ac4-5c56-b6af-68135e09cdc4.html
    163. Gadsden (AL) Times – http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20150827/APW/308279923
    164. Yankton (SD) Daily Press & Dakotan – http://www.yankton.net/news/state_ap_ne/article_efe8c076-3bf9-5570-b4f4-210cd1f6871e.html
    165. Daily Republican (Marion, IL) –http://www.dailyrepublicannews.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982
    166. Connecticut Post, Hearst News – http://blog.ctnews.com/kantrowitz/2015/08/26/dont-turn-back-the-clock-on-standard-of-care-for-two-million-american-amputees/
    167. The World (Coos Bay, OR) –
    168. http://theworldlink.com/news/national/economy/tech/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_882194ae-0d10-53b8-a542-ec9a3940d7d7.html
    169. Dothan (AL) Eagle – http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/ap/politics/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_fda35110-bcc7-5d72-9356-2ac2e37dd9f3.html
    170. Daily Comet (Thibodaux, LA) – http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20150827/APW/308279923
    171. Santa Maria (CA) Times – http://santamariatimes.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_294bea9e-b9ca-55f0-a6fd-1ac5392826fe.html
    172. Journal News (Hamilton, OH) – http://www.journal-news.com/ap/ap/top-news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/nnRtD/
    173. Times Daily (Florence, AL) – http://www.timesdaily.com/news/nation/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_988c5c0b-b35b-51c3-bd70-b730930dedb9.html
    174. Redding (CA) Record Searchlight – http://www.redding.com/news/national/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    175. Evansville (IN) Courier & Press – http://www.courierpress.com/news/national/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    176. Anderson (SC) Independent Mail – http://www.independentmail.com/news/national/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    177. San Angelo (TX) Standard Times – http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/national/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    178. Kitsap (WA) Sun – http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/national/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    179. Ventura County Star – http://www.vcstar.com/news/national/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    180. Storm Lake (IA) Pilot-Tribune – http://www.stormlakepilottribune.com/story/2224602.html
    181. com – http://www.richmond.com/life/health/article_8fc9fbd5-0706-541b-9ddf-134ff04f612a.html
    182. Newser – http://www.newser.com/article/7f01adcbd18c4661b839371962894f10/industry-campaign-against-medicare-payment-overhaul-gets-backing-of-famous-amputees.html
    183. com – http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2015/08/27/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet-n2044386
    184. Insurance News Net – https://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2015/08/23/local-amputee-slams-medicare-proposal-limiting-access-to-high-tech-prostheses.html
    185. MD Magazine – http://www.hcplive.com/medical-news/medicare-protest-set-amputee-benefits-threatened
    186. com – https://news.nurse.com/2015/08/21/groups-say-reimbursement-proposal-a-setback-for-amputees/
    187. Rehab Management – http://www.rehabpub.com/2015/08/hearing-rally-august-26-air-concerns-proposed-medicare-prosthetics-reimbursement-policy/
    188. Tech Times – http://www.techtimes.com/articles/79395/20150826/medicare-proposal-could-make-it-harder-for-amputees-to-get-prosthetics.htm
    189. New Mobility magazine – http://www.newmobility.com/2015/08/hands-off-our-legs-amputees-to-protest-new-medicare-rule/
    190. Healio – http://www.healio.com/orthotics-prosthetics/legislation/news/online/%7B102d17e5-aa53-40c5-b49a-f0c793be46a3%7D/aopa-amputee-coalition-share-impact-of-proposed-lcd-on-amputees
    191. Healio (story #2) – http://www.healio.com/orthotics-prosthetics/orthotics/news/online/%7Be58eb054-a66d-429c-8e9a-3d65954b433b%7D/limb-loss-community-speaks-out-against-lcd-proposal-at-open-comment-meeting
    192. O&P magazine – http://www.oandp.com/articles/NEWS_2015-08-26_02.asp
    193. Surgical Products – http://www.surgicalproductsmag.com/blogs/2015/08/groups-respond-proposed-changes-medicare
    194. Disabled World magazine – http://www.disabled-world.com/medical/healthcare/us-medicare/setback.php
    195. National Center for Public Policy Research blog –http://www.conservativeblog.org/amyridenour/2015/8/24/are-amputees-medicares-next-victims.html
    196. Strategic Health Care Weekly e-Bulletin – http://strategichealthcare.net/2015/08/24/8242015-weekly-e-bulletin/
    197. WUSA TV/Washington DC – http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/health/2015/08/27/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-artificial-feet/32469405/
    198. WFXT TV/Boston, MA – http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/29889727/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    199. WHDH TV/Boston, MA – http://www.whdh.com/story/29892636/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    200. KVVU TV/Las Vegas – http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/29889768/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    201. WSB TV/Atlanta, GA – http://www.wsbtv.com/news/ap/top-news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/nnRtD/
    202. KIRO TV/Seattle, WA – http://www.kirotv.com/ap/ap/top-news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/nnRtD/
    203. KPTV/Portland, OR – http://www.kptv.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    204. WTHR TV/Indianapolis, IN – http://www.wthr.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    205. KPHO TV/Phoenix, AZ – http://www.kpho.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    206. KLKN TV/Lincoln, NE – http://www.klkntv.com/story/29889728/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    207. KUSI TV/San Diego, CA – http://www.kusi.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    208. KCTV/Kansas City, MO – http://www.kctv5.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    209. WPXI TV/Pittsburgh, PA – http://www.wpxi.com/news/ap/top-news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/nnRtD/
    210. WSMV TV/Nashville, TN – http://www.wsmv.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    211. WLWC TV/Providence, RI – http://www.thecwprov.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    212. WCSC TV/Charleston, SC – http://www.live5news.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    213. KGMB TV/Honolulu, HI – http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/29889768/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    214. KMPH TV/Fresno, CA – http://www.kmph-kfre.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    215. WAVE TV/Louisville, KY – http://www.wave3.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    216. WDRB TV/Louisville, KY – http://www.wdrb.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    217. WLEX TV/Lexington, KY – http://www.lex18.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    218. WBBH TV/Fort Myers, FL – http://www.nbc-2.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    219. WHBQ TV/Memphis, TN – http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    220. WJAX TV/Jacksonville, FL – http://www.actionnewsjax.com/ap/ap/top-news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/nnRtD/
    221. WOKV TV/Jacksonville, FL – http://www.wokv.com/ap/ap/top-news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/nnRtD/
    222. WRAL TV/Raleigh, NC – http://www.wral.com/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/14857170/?comment_order=forward
    223. WISH TV/Indianapolis, IN – http://wishtv.com/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/
    224. WOWK TV/Charleston, WV – http://www.wowktv.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    225. WSOC TV/Charlotte, NC – http://www.wsoctv.com/ap/ap/top-news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/pCpTmX/
    226. WCMH TV/Columbus, OH – http://nbc4i.com/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/
    227. KXAN TV/Austin, TX – http://kxan.com/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/
    228. WRIC TV/Richmond, VA – http://wric.com/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/
    229. WWBT TV/Richmond, VA – http://www.nbc12.com/story/29889729/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    230. WTVR TV Richmond VA – https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=cbs%206%20richmond
    231. WGNO TV/Metairie & New Orleans  – http://wgno.com/2015/08/26/amputees-fight-medicare-proposal-to-limit-prosthetics/
    232. WKMG TV/Orlando, FL – http://www.clickorlando.com/lifestyle/health/amputees-fight-proposal-to-limit-prosthetics/34933858
    233. WKBW TV/Buffalo, NY – http://www.wkbw.com/news/national/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    234. WDBJ TV/Roanoke, VA – http://www.wdbj7.com/video/proposed-medicare-policy-for-amputees-could-be-setback/34829914
    235. WWLP TV/Springfield, MA – http://wwlp.com/2015/08/26/amputees-fight-medicare-proposal-to-limit-prosthetics/
    236. ABC15 TV/Phoenix, AZ – http://www.abc15.com/news/national/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    237. WXYZ TV/Detroit, MI – http://www.wxyz.com/news/national/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    238. KSHB TV/Kansas City, KS – http://www.kshb.com/news/national/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    239. 10News TV/San Diego, CA – http://www.10news.com/news/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    240. WMAR TV/Baltimore, MD – http://www.abc2news.com/news/national/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    241. WCPO TV/Cincinnati, OH – http://www.wcpo.com/news/national/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    242. WRTV TV/Indianapolis, IN – http://www.theindychannel.com/news/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    243. ABC Action News/Tampa Bay, FL – http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/national/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    244. Good Morning Chattanooga, ABC – http://app.criticalmention.com/app/#clip/view?15607175/token/a38f80c8-3e7c-4f06-ad32-2bb223a89d48
    245. KERO 23 TV/Bakersfield, CA – http://www.turnto23.com/news/amputees-unite-against-new-medicare-proposal-for-prosthetic-limb-coverage
    246. WISC TV/Madison, WI – http://www.channel3000.com/health/amputees-fight-proposal-to-limit-prosthetics/34933858
    247. WBAY TV/Green Bay, WI – http://wbay.com/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/
    248. WAVY TV/Portsmouth, VA – http://wavy.com/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/
    249. WTEN TV/Albany, NY – http://news10.com/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/
    250. WHEC TV/Rochester, NY – http://www.whec.com/article/stories/s3890180.shtml
    251. KTBS TV/Shreveport, LA – http://www.ktbs.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    252. WCAX TV/Burlington, VT – http://www.wcax.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    253. WHIO TV/Dayton, OH – http://www.whio.com/ap/ap/top-news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/nnRtD/
    254. WDTN TV/Dayton OH – http://wdtn.com/2015/08/26/amputees-concerned-for-their-future-mobility/
    255. Fox 8 TV/High Point NC – http://app.criticalmention.com/app/#clip/view?15607476/token/a38f80c8-3e7c-4f06-ad32-2bb223a89d48
    256. WPSD TV/Paducah KY – http://app.criticalmention.com/app/#clip/view?15607476/token/a38f80c8-3e7c-4f06-ad32-2bb223a89d48
    257. KTUL TV/Tulsa, OK – http://app.criticalmention.com/app/#clip/view?15607131/token/a38f80c8-3e7c-4f06-ad32-2bb223a89d48
    258. WPTZ TV/Plattsburgh, NY – http://www.wptz.com/health/amputees-fight-proposal-to-limit-prosthetics/34933858
    259. WKRG TV/Mobile, AL – http://wkrg.com/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/
    260. KHGI TV/Kearney, NE – http://www.nebraska.tv/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    261. WJHL TV/Johnson City, TN – http://wjhl.com/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/
    262. WRBL TV/Columbus, GA – http://wrbl.com/ap/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/
    263. WRBL TV/Columbus GA – http://wrbl.com/2015/08/24/columbus-amputees-could-face-significant-cuts-to-reimbursement-for-prosthetic-care/
    264. KXLH TV/Helena, MT – http://www.kxlh.com/story/29887043/amputees-fight-medicare-proposal-to-limit-prosthetics
    265. KTRV TV/Great Falls, MT – http://www.krtv.com/story/29887043/amputees-fight-medicare-proposal-to-limit-prosthetics
    266. WHIZ TV/Zanesville, OH – https://www.whiznews.com/content/news/national/2015/08/27/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    267. WVVA TV/Bluefield, WV – http://www.wvva.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    268. KSWO TV/Lawton, OK – http://www.kswo.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    269. KIII TV/Corpus Christi, TX – http://www.kiiitv.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    270. KRIS TV/Corpus Christi, TX – http://www.kristv.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    271. KZTV/Corpus Christi, TX – http://www.kztv10.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    272. WBMA TV/Birmingham, AL – http://www.abc3340.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    273. WSJV TV/South Bend, IN – http://www.fox28.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    274. WHNS TV/Greenville, SC – http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    275. WSET TV/Lynchburg, VA – http://www.wset.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    276. WWTV/Cadillac, MI – http://www.9and10news.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    277. KTTC TV/Rochester, MN – http://www.kttc.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    278. WKOW TV/Madison, WI – http://www.wkow.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    279. WTOL TV/Toledo, OH – http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/29889768/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    280. WBOC TV/Salisbury, MD – http://www.wboc.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    281. KNDO TV/Yakima, WA – http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    282. KWWL TV/Waterloo, IA – http://www.kwwl.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    283. KWES TV/Odessa, TX – http://www.newswest9.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    284. WQOW TV/Eau Claire, WI – http://www.wqow.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    285. WVIR TV/Charlottesville, VA – http://www.nbc29.com/story/29889729/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    286. KTUL TV/Tulsa, OK – http://www.ktul.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    287. WSFA TV/Montgomery, AL – http://www.wsfa.com/story/29889768/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    288. KFDA TV/Amarillo, TX – http://www.newschannel10.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    289. WAFF TV/Huntsville, AL – http://www.waff.com/story/29889768/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    290. WREX TV/Rockford, IL – http://www.wrex.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    291. KOKI TV/Tulsa, OK – http://www.fox23.com/ap/ap/top-news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/nnRtD/
    292. KTIV TV/Sioux City, IA – http://www.ktiv.com/story/29889728/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    293. WVNS TV/Lewisburg, WV – http://www.wvnstv.com/story/29889729/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    294. WGGB TV/Springfield, MA – http://www.westernmassnews.com/story/29889727/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    295. KBMT TV/Beaumont, TX – http://www.12newsnow.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    296. WAOW TV/Wausau, WI – http://www.waow.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    297. KTMF TV/Missoula, MT – http://www.abcfoxmontana.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    298. WXOW TV/La Crosse, WI – http://www.wxow.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    299. WFMJ TV/Youngstown, OH – http://www.wfmj.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    300. WDAM TV/Laurel, MS – http://www.wdam.com/story/29889768/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    301. KXMC TV/Minot, ND – http://www.kxnet.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    302. KAUZ TV/Wichita Falls, TX – http://www.newschannel6now.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    303. WTOP AM/Federal News Radio/Washington DC – http://federalnewsradio.com/government-news/2015/08/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/
    304. KLBJ FM/Austin, TX – http://www.newsradioklbj.com/news/technology/high-tech/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-artificial-feet
    305. Cybercast News Service – http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-artificial-feet
    306. Salem Radio Network – http://www.srnnews.com/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/
    307. WDBO FM/Orlando, FL – http://www.news965.com/ap/ap/top-news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artif/nnRtD/
    308. KSL AM/Salt Lake City, UT – https://www.ksl.com/?sid=36193048
    309. KXRA FM/Alexandria, MN –http://www.voiceofalexandria.com/everything_else/health_and_beauty/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_442c0cd3-4173-5120-9a30-ac760a69258e.html
    310. WTN Talk Radio/Nashville, TN – http://www.997wtn.com/news/amputees-fight-medicare-proposal-to-limit-prosthetics/
    311. KMJ Talk Radio/Fresno, CA – http://www.kmjnow.com/news/amputees-fight-medicare-proposal-to-limit-prosthetics/
    312. KKOH Talk Radio/Reno, NV – http://www.kkoh.com/news/amputees-fight-medicare-proposal-to-limit-prosthetics/
    313. WVNN Radio/Athens, AL – http://www.wvnn.com/news/amputees-fight-medicare-proposal-to-limit-prosthetics/
    314. Newsday (Long Island, NY) – http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet-1.10782541
    315. Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff, AZ) – http://azdailysun.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_757c825f-0c72-5581-9d75-f71c26403f23.html
    316. Aiken (SC) standard – http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20150827/AIK0107/150829457
    317. Akron (OH) Beacon Journal – http://www.ohio.com/news/nation/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet-1.619648
    318. Waterbury (CT) Republican-American – http://www.rep-am.com/articles/2015/08/28/news/national/904127.txt
    319. Naples (FL) Herald – http://naplesherald.com/2015/08/27/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/
    320. Modesto (CA) Bee – http://www.modbee.com/news/article32513055.html
    321. Napa Valley (CA) Register – http://napavalleyregister.com/ap/washington/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_844b2d49-b865-5cfa-b8e8-426db2d90d9b.html
    322. Jackson Hole (WY) News & Guide – http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/jackson_hole_daily/our_world_people/our_world/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_36d300d6-36c2-5a69-879b-772326e89e99.html
    323. News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) – http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article32513055.html
    324. Stamford (CT) Advocate – http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/business/technology/article/Amputees-decry-Medicare-payment-overhaul-for-6468252.php
    325. Lockport (NY) Union-Sun & Journal – http://www.lockportjournal.com/news/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_06693a4a-41c4-53f7-a48a-166d99ca4d70.html
    326. The Pantagraph (Bloomington-Normal, IL) – http://www.pantagraph.com/ap/washington/amputees-decry-medicare-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_a92d3e3f-e8c9-5b59-b61d-75c74e341351.html
    327. Marietta (GA) Daily Journal – http://mdjonline.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Amputees+decry+Medicare+payment+overhaul+for+artificial+feet+%20&id=26828469
    328. Cherokee (GA) Tribune – http://cherokeetribune.com/view/full_story/26828465/article-Amputees-decry-Medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet-?
    329. Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, WA) – http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2015/08/27/3711585/amputees-decry-medicare-payment.html
    330. East Oregonian (Pendleton, OR) – http://www.eastoregonian.com/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet-eo-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-worldd9cf0870b02843568469cc1599da3992
    331. Norwich (CT) Bulletin – http://www.norwichbulletin.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982/0/SEARCH
    332. Independent Record (Helena, MT) – http://helenair.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_3ddc63a9-658c-56d5-993e-d89c8de150ad.html
    333. Imperial Valley (CA) Press – http://www.ivpressonline.com/news/apgeneral/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_e513b99a-2268-55d1-bb34-c8dcdd3f32d0.html
    334. Observer–Reporter (Washington, PA) – http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150827/NEWS05/150829529
    335. Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) – http://www.pharostribune.com/news/nation_world/article_5d685257-5252-5ac8-b65d-4475d0a5d536.html
    336. Oswego (NY) Palladium-Times – http://www.palltimes.com/news/local/article_8a0e9670-0dc3-57a4-abc2-5ddd6cf327a4.html
    337. Columbus (NE) Telegraph – http://columbustelegram.com/news/state-and-regional/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_f45a942c-5c73-5c84-ba2d-6dd6f8f7fdd6.html
    338. Star Democrat (Easton, MD) – http://www.stardem.com/ap/washington/article_cfe82f3a-01de-5927-be6c-d4769ae06ae9.html
    339. Joseph (MO) News-Press – http://www.newspressnow.com/news/technology/article_601f7902-515a-5df5-98da-076ed0d6ee67.html
    340. Post-Star (Glen Falls, NY) – http://poststar.com/business/technology/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_2365a62d-d619-5a42-b91e-4b0d1b4938d9.html
    341. Quincy (IL) Herald-Whig – http://www.whig.com/story/29889752/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    342. The Herald (Rock Hill, SC) – http://www.heraldonline.com/news/article32513055.html
    343. Seymour (IN) Tribune – http://www.tribtown.com/view/story/d9cf0870b02843568469cc1599da3992/US–Medicare-Artificial-Feet
    344. Greenfield (IN) Reporter – http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/d9cf0870b02843568469cc1599da3992/US–Medicare-Artificial-Feet
    345. Artesia (NM) Daily Press – https://www.artesianews.com/1095560/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet.html
    346. Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, GA) – http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/article32513055.html
    347. Wayne (PA) Independent – http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/ZZ/20150827/NEWS/308279982
    348. Beatrice (NE) Daily Sun – http://beatricedailysun.com/news/state-and-regional/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/article_3c65ade5-484d-5ae3-8a95-b9d2736aa6e1.html
    349. Bradford (PA) Era – http://www.bradfordera.com/news/article_41c0cdda-4d12-11e5-8377-1fd955fc8ec4.html
    350. WVUE-TV (New Orleans, LA) – http://www.fox8live.com/story/29889768/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    351. WCAV-TV/Charlottesville Newsplex (Charlottesville, VA) – http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Bombing-Survivor-Veteran-Campaign-Against-New-Requirements-for-Artificial-Feet-323112661.html
    352. KOTV (Tulsa, OK) – http://www.newson6.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    353. WCIV-TV (Charleston, SC) – http://www.abcnews4.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    354. KWTV (Oklahoma City, OK) – http://www.news9.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    355. WKPT-TV (Kingsport, TN) – http://abc19.tv/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet/
    356. WBRC-TV (Birmingham, AL) – http://www.myfoxal.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    357. WLNE-TV (New Bedford, MA) – http://www.abc6.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    358. KOAA-TV (Pueblo, CO) – http://www.koaa.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet
    359. WNEM-TV (Flint/Tri-Cities, MI) – http://www.wnem.com/story/29889767/amputees-decry-medicare-payment-overhaul-for-artificial-feet