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Medicare Bill Enacted as O&P Community Storms Capitol Hill
Congress recently enacted a significant Medicare bill that accomplishes many health care objectives and spares O&P providers from further policy changes or reimbursement cuts.

RAC Audits Halted Temporarily by CMS: VA Bill of Rights Gains Support
Recently, 111 Member of Congress signed a letter to Secretary Sebelius raising major concerns with the RAC program and asking her to reign-in abuses by these financially-incentivized Medicare contractors. Although the letter raised concerns raised primarily by hospitals, the letter had the intended effect on all provider audits, including O&P audits.

BREAKING NEWS: CMS Announces RAC Changes
First and foremost, CMS has issued a “pause” in further RAC audits until new RAC contracts are issued

Medicare Audits and Appeals Update
Pressure is growing in Congress and within the Department of HHS to reform the Medicare audit and appeals procedures to reign-in overzealous Medicare contractors such as Recovery Auditors.

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“NAAOP’s primary focus is the federal government and the policy making agenda in our nation’s capital, however there is a confluence of issues that are federal and state in nature and we must go forward making sure that no federal policy has negative influences on the state.”
Peter W. Thomas, General Counsel, NAAOP

“Our members are O&P professionals who care enough about their patient's well being to commit beyond their daily efforts in professional O&P patient care to become involved in promoting public policy that is in the interest of their patients.”
Paul Prusakowski, CPO, FAAOP, President, NAAOP

“I’d like to encourage folks in the O&P profession, those who practice, those who manufacture, those who want to be a part of a group that always puts the patient first, to consider joining NAAOP.”
George W. Breece, Executive Director, NAAOP