New analysis from Dobson DaVanzo: 19% of patients with a Medicare-reimbursed Off the Shelf device later receive a custom-fitted or custom-fabricated orthotic 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 […]
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 […]
New Dobson-DaVanzo Study with Amputee Coalition: Rehabilitation Hospitals Deliver Higher Quality Care, Better Results A new study released on July 10th at a Congressional briefing hosted by Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) shows that people with limb loss treated in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units had better long-term clinical outcomes than those […]
Senate VA Bill S. 1950 Would Establish the Joint AOPA & NCOPE Priority of New Federal Education Program to Support Both New O&P Masters Programs and Expansion of Existing O&P Advanced Education Programs We reported to you last week that AOPA, through the hard work of its lobbyist Catriona Macdonald of Linchpin Strategies, was successful in […]
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