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“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 […]

Press Release: AMPUTEES NOW BEING DENIED COVERAGE BY PRIVATE INSURERS BASED ON WIDELY CRITICIZED AND UNFINALIZED MEDICARE RULE

On April 21, 2016, AOPA held a press conference call to discuss the impact that CMS’ proposed Lower Limb LCD is having in the private sector. Media participants heard from AOPA President Elect Michael Oros, CPO, FAAOP, Tom Fise of AOPA, and Mark Martin and Rob Rieckenberg, two amputees who have been affected by the new policies. […]

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