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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.

Practice Management

MIPS Tips: Report the basics to avoid dwindling payments

July 12, 2017
In this blog from Epstein Becker & Green and its affiliate EBG Advisors, Robert Atlas and
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American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association Policy Forum

O&P News, July 2017
May 24-25, 2017 | Washington Orthotists, prosthetists and O&P advocates gathered at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association Policy Forum to discuss…
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Mind Your Money, Mind Your Business

O&P News, May 2017
CHICAGO — In the face of business challenges, such as prepayment audits and low reimbursements, Robert Benedetti, controller for De La Torre Orthotics and…
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