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CMS Expands its Prior Authorization Program and Adds O&P Codes to the Master List of Codes Subject to Face to Face Encounters and Written Orders Prior to Delivery

On January 12, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced several updates to the Master List of DMEPOS items potentially subject to face-to-face encounter, written order prior to delivery, and prior authorization requirements. The Federal Register announcement (CMS-6081-N) added the following five O&P HCPCS codes to the Master List: L0830 Halo Procedure, […]

2022 Medicare DMEPOS Fee Schedule Update Confirmed at 5.1%. Medicare Sequestration Delayed Again

On December 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2022 Medicare Fee Schedule update for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS).  The 2022 Medicare DMEPOS Fee Schedule will increase by a net total of 5.1% for claims with a date of service on or after January 1, 2022. […]

AOPA is Pleased to Introduce the COMET

The Clinical Outcome Measures Electronic Toolkit (COMET) provides a database of validated outcome measures geared towards prosthesis and orthosis users and practitioners. It was developed by Orthocare Innovations, LLC in coordination with AOPA and with the support of a Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidence-Based Practice (COPL) Pilot Grant.

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