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DME MACs Release Revised “Dear Physician” Letter Regarding General Documentation Requirements

The four Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs) have recently released a revised version of the “Dear Physician” letter that addresses the need for prescribing physicians to support the medical necessity of the DMEPOS services they prescribe through proper clinical documentation in the patient’s medical record.  While the revisions to the Dear Physician […]

Advancements in Prosthetics and Orthotics: Selected Articles from the Second World Congress hosted by AOPA is Published

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) in partnership with The Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, JNER, a BioMed Central journal partner, is pleased to announce that the supplement, “Advancements in Prosthetics and Orthotics: Selected articles from the Second World Congress hosted by the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA)” has been published today. The […]

AOPA Submits Comments on Draft Lower Limb Prosthesis Policy Released by Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, TX. MT, NM, and OK

On October 1, 2018, AOPA submitted comments on a draft policy governing coverage of lower limb prostheses, including microprocessor-controlled prostheses issued by Health Care Services Corporation (HCSC), which operates Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Texas, Montana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The draft policy, as written will significantly reduce access to advanced prosthetic technology for […]

AOPA 101st National Assembly Highlights

AOPA’s 101st National Assembly proved to be another success for AOPA and the O&P community. Exhibitors and attendees came from over twenty countries, making it an insightful global event. The exhibit hall opened with an original performance from MUSQUEAM – “People of the River Grass.” The Musqueam people are the oldest known residents of Vancouver […]