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AOPA in Advance SmartBrief 2017 August 17, 2017 August 15, 2017 AOPA Attends Prosthetic Forum in Michigan PDAC Announces a Coding Re-determination Project for Custom Diabetic Inserts (A5513) August 10, 2017 August 8, 2017 August 3, 2017 August 1, 2017 July 27, 2017 U.S. House Approves Legislation with Text to Legitimatize the Orthotist’s/ Prosthetist’s Notes Recent Jurisdiction D Reports Pre-Payment Audit Results July 25, 2017 July 20, 2017 AOPA Announces Winners of 2017-2018 Pilot Grant Awards July 18, 2017 Register Your Position on the Latest Senate Action on “Repeal and Replace” Committee Approved: Bipartisan Bills to Improve Medicare, Protect Taxpayers July 13, 2017 W&M Announces Markup Bills to Strengthen Medicare Programs and Protect Taxpayers July 11, 2017 July 6, 2017 June 29, 2017 June 27, 2017 AOPA and Amputee Coalition Host Joint News Conference Today Congressional Briefing to be Held on Rehab Issues – Today June 22, 2017 Jurisdiction D Reports Pre-payment Results June 20, 2017 June 15, 2017 June 13, 2017 Jurisdiction D DME MAC Reports Results from Ongoing Review of Knee Orthoses June 8, 2017 June 6, 2017 June 1, 2017 May 30, 2017 Wrap Up of the 2017 AOPA Policy Forum May 25, 2017 AOPA Announces New Online Reimbursement, Coding & Policy Compendium May 23, 2017 May 18, 2017 Update: Jurisdiction C DME MAC Publishes Pre-Payment Review of Microprocessor Knee Code May 16, 2017 Jurisdiction D Releases Quarterly Results for L0631 & L0637 Prepayment Reviews The ABN Form Has Been Updated May 11, 2017 May 9, 2017 House Passes American Health Care Act, Starting the Path for Repeal of Affordable Care Act Jurisdiction C DME MAC Announces Pre-Payment Review of Microprocessor Knee Code May 4, 2017 May 2, 2017 Important Update Regarding RAC Announcement on Audit of L5845 – Issue Removed from RAC Website AOPA Meets with HHS Leadership AOPA Testifies Before the House Veteran’s Affairs Subcommittee on Health April 27, 2017 RAC Announces First O&P Issue for Review Submit Comments for Evidence Review on Error Rate Reduction Regarding Lower Limb Prosthesis by April 28th April 25, 2017 April 18, 2017 April 13, 2017 April 11, 2017 April 6, 2017 April 4, 2017 AOPA Submits Comments on Connecticut Medicaid Policy Changes on Cranial Orthoses and other L Codes March 30, 2017 March 28, 2017 Alarming Changes to Connecticut Medicaid Policies on Cranial Orthoses and other L Codes March 23, 2017 Jurisdiction D DME MAC Releases Quarterly Audit Results for L1832, L1843 & L4361 March 21, 2017 DME MACs Update Policies for AFO/KAFO’s, Knee Orthoses and Spinal Orthoses March 16, 2017 March 14, 2017 Performant Recovery Receives CMS Approval to Start Audit Activities March 9, 2017 American Health Care Act Draft Legislation Released – AOPA’s Health Care Counsel Provides Summary March 7, 2017 Noridian Releases Prepayment Review Results March 2, 2017 February 28, 2017 February 23, 2017 RAC Audits Set to Begin Again February 21, 2017 Jurisdiction D DME MAC Releases Quarterly Audit Results February 16, 2017 Submit Comments on CMS’ Proposed Rule on O&P Qualified Providers February 14, 2017 February 9, 2017 CMS Announces Delay in Implementation of DMEPOS Competitive Bidding 2019 February 7, 2017 February 2, 2017 CMS Announces Next Round of Competitive Bidding – OTS Orthoses ARE NOT Included January 31, 2017 Medicare Reconsideration Appeals Contractor Announces Expansion of the Formal Telephone Discussion Demonstration January 26, 2017 January 24, 2017 January 19, 2017 An Interim Report from the AOPA Board Meeting Relating to the Proposed Regs under BIPA 427; and In Depth Summary of the Proposed Regulations January 17, 2017 Revised Medicare Application for DMEPOS Suppliers January 12, 2017 CMS Announces Proposed Rule on O&P Qualified Providers January 10, 2017 DME MACs Announce Format Change for LCDs January 5, 2017 January 3, 2017 For all 2010-2016 AOPA in Advance Breaking News, visit the archive. Please visit the SmartBrief website for archived news articles .