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Submit Comments on CMS’ Proposed Rule on O&P Qualified Providers

Submit Comments on CMS’ Proposed Rule on O&P Qualified Providers On January 11, CMS released a proposed rule that would enact the long awaited provisions of Section 1834(h) of the Social Security Act, which establishes requirements for qualified suppliers and qualified practitioners, and restricts payments to providers who don’t meet those criteria. The proposal is […]

AOPA Unveils Centennial Website, www.AOPA100.org

AOPA is celebrating its 100 year anniversary in 2017 and is proud to unveil its commemorative website, www.AOPA100.org. The website’s theme is “Your Story is Our Story” and features AOPA’s history, an interactive timeline, photo gallery, O&P stories from AOPA members, and AOPA’s plans for the future. Members are encouraged to share photos and memories […]

Medicare Reconsideration Appeals Contractor Announces Expansion of the Formal Telephone Discussion Demonstration

C2C Innovative Solutions, the Medicare appeals contractor who processes all DMEPOS appeals at the second level, also known as reconsideration, has announced implementation dates for its expansion of the formal telephone discussion demonstration.  This program, currently limited to DMEPOS claims in Jurisdiction C and D, will be expanded to include claims for orthoses as of […]

An Interim Report from the AOPA Board Meeting Relating to the Proposed Regs Under BIPA 427; and In Depth Summary of the Proposed Regulations

As was stated in our notice last week, AOPA greatly applauds CMS for finally releasing the Proposed Regulation under BIPA 427.  The proposal is far from perfect.  That, coupled with: (a) the start of the new Trump Administration and the prospect that the Administration could easily view the Proposed regulations unfavorably as an effort to […]

CMS Announces Proposed Rule on O&P Qualified Providers

This morning, CMS released a proposed rule that would enact the long awaited provisions of Section 1834(h) of the Social Security Act, which “requires that no Medicare payment shall be made for an item of custom-fabricated orthotics or for an item of prosthetics unless furnished by a qualified practitioner and fabricated by a qualified practitioner […]

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