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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 favorably as an effort to […]

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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 […]

AOPA Submits Comments on AHRQ Systematic Review of Lower Limb Prostheses

On December 1, 2016 the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced that it was soliciting public comment on the key questions that would be used in its previously announced systematic review of clinical literature relative to lower limb prostheses.  Comments were to be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on December 20, 2016. […]

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