DME MACs Release New Coding Guidelines for O&P Suppliers

The four Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MAC), recently released a joint correct coding bulletin reminding DMEPOS suppliers that it is each supplier’s responsibility to select the proper HCPCS codes for billing. To aid suppliers in their selection of the proper HCPCS code(s) the DME MACs provided the following tips: Check the PDAC […]

RAC Audits Placed on Hiatus Again

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have notified the four existing RAC contractors that as a result of the upcoming award of new RAC contracts, current RAC audit activity will be placed on hiatus to allow the RACs to complete their open audits prior to the completion of their contracts.  CMS has provided the […]

AOPA Announces Thomas Watson, CP as 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) will honor Thomas Watson, CP with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 AOPA National Assembly in Boston, MA.  This award is bestowed on individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the orthotics and prosthetics profession. James Campbell, PhD, CO, FAAOP, AOPA’s President explained: “The Lifetime Achievement Award […]

Bureau of Labor and Statistics Releases CPI-U Update

On July 15, 2016, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) released its latest update on the Consumer Pricing Index for Urban Areas (CPI-U).  From June 2015 through June 2016 the CPI-U increased by 1.0%.  This figure is relevant to O&P providers because it is used as the base for determining the adjustment for the […]

AOPA Offers 2 RAC Audit Webinars

AOPA has recently received reports of increased RAC activity (details here) and has scheduled several educational webinars to help you prepare. The first webinar will cover the basics of what the renewed RAC audits mean for O&P providers and how to be prepared to respond to an audit request when it is received. The second webinar […]