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House committee reports bill containing O&P provisions to floor

July 14, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee voted to recommend a bill to the full House that would improve access to medically necessary O&P devices.

The bill, called the Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017 (H.R. 3178), is a collection of six smaller measures aimed at improving Medicare Part B programs and includes a section entitled “Orthotist’s and Prosthetist’s Clinical Notes as Part of the Patient’s Medical Record.” The measure would include clinical notes from orthotists and prosthetists, regarding the necessity of O&P devices, as part of a patient’s medical record.

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