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AOPA in Advance SmartBrief 2017
October 19, 2017
Today’s RAND Report Presentation
U.S. Congressman Steve Stivers Visits WillowWood
October 17, 2017
VA Proposed Rule Includes Troubling Provision Restricting Veterans’ Ability to Receive Care from Their Chosen Provider
Short-Term Health Insurance, End of Subsidies Paid to Health Insurers—What Does It Mean to You and Your Patients?
October 12, 2017
October 10, 2017
October 5, 2017
October 3, 2017
     CMS Withdraws BIPA 427 Proposed Rule
     AOPA and APMA Send Letter to CMS Administrator Regarding A5513 Coding
September 28, 2017
September 26, 2017
     Update on the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill
September 21, 2017
     Jurisdiction D DME MAC Releases Audit Results
September 19, 2017
     AOPA-Funded Researched Published in Archives of Physical Medicine and
September 12, 2017
     Be Sure to Use the Proper CMS-1500 Form
August 29, 2017
August 24, 2017
August 22, 2017
August 17, 2017
August 15, 2017
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      
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
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