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CMS announces delay in DMEPOS competitive bidding program

February 22, 2017

CMS has temporarily delayed the implementation of the next phase of its durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies competitive bidding program, according to a statement from the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association. The delay is to allow the new administration further opportunity to review the program, the statement noted.

The program, Competitive Bidding 2019, which was announced Jan. 31, did not initially include off-the-shelf orthoses as a product category. According to the statement, the delay “indicates that the new administration has concerns regarding the future of the program.”

Hanger Clinic publishes new clinical practice guidelines

February 21, 2017
The Clinical and Scientific Affairs Department at Hanger Clinic has created a series of O&P clinical practice guidelines, according to a press release. The…

AOPA seeks pilot grant proposals

February 20, 2017
The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association has announced a request for pilot grant proposals in orthotic and prosthetic research, according to a press release. In…

Ottobock to host session at South by Southwest festival

February 17, 2017
Ottobock will host a session with U.S. veterans at the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, according to a press release. The session, “How Wounded…

New 3-D printing process could improve prosthetic fit, decrease wait times

February 16, 2017
Researchers at the University of Michigan College of Engineering have developed a new way to design and fabricate custom prosthetics and orthotics using a 3-D printer…
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