July 26, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved a bill that would recognize orthotists’ and prosthetists’ notes as part of the medical record in Medicare medical necessity determinations.
The bill, called the Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017 (H.R. 3178), was approved by the full House by consent, according to the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA). It will now go to the U.S. Senate for consideration.