“Best ever” Policy Forum Wraps up

The 2016 Policy Forum and O&P Legislation Writing Congress was a huge success!  Initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive about the new experience of drafting a bill to take to the Hill.  Participants broke into groups to discuss their highest priorities for legislation, and  after reconvening, the resulting “Prosthetic and Orthotic Care Modernization Act of 2016″ focuses on […]

Bill Introduced to Place Moratorium on CMS’ LCD Lower Limb Proposal

On April 25, Representative Ellmers (R-NC-02) introduced HR 5045: Preserving Access to Modern Prosthetic Limbs Act of 2016.  The bill is “to impose a moratorium on the implementation of a proposed Medicare local coverage determination on lower limb prostheses”.  The bill places a moratorium until June 30, 2017 on implementing the July 16, 2015 Local […]

CMS Announces Update to Interest Rate for Medicare Overpayments and Underpayments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that effective April 19, 2016, the interest rate that will be applied to Medicare overpayments and underpayments will be 10.00%, representing an increase of 0.25% since the last quarterly update. Federal regulations require the Medicare interest rate to be adjusted quarterly based on information published […]