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AOPA Submits Comments to the FDA on 3D Printing

AOPA has submitted comments on the publication entitled Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Devices: Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff which was published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2016. AOPA submitted comments pertaining to additive manufacturing in the design and fabrication of external prosthetic components and orthotic devices, specifically through the use […]

Congress Being Urged by Some in “Big Medicine” and CMS, to Downgrade or Eliminate Stark Laws/Rules That Preclude Self-Referral

Earlier this year, Medicare implemented a new policy on Comprehensive Care of Joint Replacement.  While positioned as a pilot test, all hospitals were forced to be involved.  Under this new program, hospitals are given financial incentives to reduce the total cost for hip and knee replacements.  If hospitals succeed in driving down the total costs, […]

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 […]

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