This Letter Challenges CMS Definition of "Off the Shelf"
New analysis from Dobson DaVanzo: 19% of patients with a Medicare-reimbursed Off the Shelf device later receive a custom device Medicare’s own data shows that frequently patients who receive a Medicare-reimbursed OTS device subsequently also receive a Medicare-reimbursed custom-fitted or custom-fabricated orthotic device. Clearly, some modest portion of these data reflect instances in which OTS […]
Many AOPA Concerns Included in Ways and Means Committee Draft Bill Addressing Medicare Fraud, RACs, and ALJ Delays
AOPA has been anticipating that the House Ways & Means Committee will be putting forward a bill to address Medicare fraud, hospitals, RACs and the long delays for ALJ hearings. Our strategy has involved working closely with two representatives who have been working on their own bills to address RAC problems, Reps. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), […]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the new HCPCS codes for 2015. There were several changes to the codes that describe orthotics and prosthetics for 2015. Below is a breakdown of the new codes, code descriptor changes and code deletions. All changes are effective for claims with a date of service […]
The November 4 Election brought in big changes in Congress, but how will this affect your business? Read the analysis from AOPA Executive Director, Tom Fise, JD below.
CMS Reverses Fields, Scuttles Current Process for Redefining Orthotics, and for Limiting Scope of Practice for Certified Orthotic Fitters Late on Friday afternoon, October 31, CMS released the massive final rule covering end stage renal disease payments and a host of other topics, including its proposal to further amend the regulatory definition of “minimal self-adjustment,” […]
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