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Working With Workers’ Compensation Cases

Working With Workers’ Compensation Cases
O&P News, May 2017

Workers’ compensation cases differ from other cases an O&P practice may handle. There can be more urgency due to the importance of the patient’s ability to return to work. There are also unique billing, coding requirements and varying state-specific rules and regulations.

O&P News spoke to experts in the profession to help practitioners and practice owners understand workers’ compensation and to help them improve patient care while ensuring patients are paid in a timely manner.

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CMS Proposed Rule on O&P Qualifications Signals Changes to Profession

O&P News, April 2017
A proposed rule issued by CMS earlier this year, which would set requirements and qualifications needed for O&P practitioners and suppliers to furnish and fabricate…
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No Going Back: Experts Discuss Telemedicine in O&P

O&P News, March 2017
The advent of telemedicine has signaled a massive shift in how practitioners interact with patients and each other in O&P practices throughout the United States…

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…
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Working With Workers’ Compensation Cases

O&P News, May 2017
Workers’ compensation cases differ from other cases an O&P practice may handle. There can be more urgency due to the importance of the…

Business News

CMS Proposed Rule on O&P Qualifications Signals Changes to Profession

O&P News, April 2017
A proposed rule issued by CMS earlier this year, which would set requirements and qualifications needed for O&P practitioners and suppliers to…

Cover Story

No Going Back: Experts Discuss Telemedicine in O&P

O&P News, March 2017
The advent of telemedicine has signaled a massive shift in how practitioners interact with patients and each other in O&P practices throughout…

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…

NAAOP: Trump's orders could mean a 'more complex' regulatory process

February 10, 2017
The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics has released a statement on three recent actions taken by President Donald…

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Former HHS Secretary Highlights Goals for New Administration

O&P News, February 2017
Improving the quality of and ensuring access to health care should be priorities of the new presidential administration, according to former HHS…

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Post-analysis: HHS Releases 2017 Work Plan

O&P News, February 2017
The Office of Inspector General for the HHS recently released its 2017 Work Plan. Officials at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association…

NAAOP releases statement on CMS proposed rule on Section 427 of the BIPA of 2000

January 20, 2017
After the publication this week of a proposed rule from CMS that would specify the requirements and qualifications needed for O&P practitioners…

Access to health care could contribute to community cohesion

January 18, 2017
Access to health care can contribute to social cohesion in a community, while the lack of it can have the opposite effect, according to research…

Medicare bundled payment model reduced joint replacement costs

January 3, 2017
Using a bundled payment model was able to reduce joint replacement Medicare and health system costs without reducing quality of care, according to…

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