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RAC Audit Update and Impact on DMEPOS
CMS recently released its Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2013 Medicare Fee-For-Service Recovery Audit Program report to Congress, as required by federal law. According to the report, RACs corrected $3.75 billion dollars in improper Medicare FFS payments, including $3.65 billion in overpayments and $102.4 million in underpayments.
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NAAOP Comments on CMS’s Proposed Rule on OTS Orthotics
NAAOP, in conjunction with its O&P Alliance partners, submitted extensive comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this week on a proposed rule that seeks to further regulate which providers are considered to have “specialized training” to provide prefabricated, custom-fit orthotics.
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VA Victory on Private Contracting of O&P Care
President Obama signed into law major legislation impacting the Veterans Administration. NAAOP is proud to announce that one of the key provisions in H.R. 3408, the Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights, involving private contracting, is largely included in this bill! Our thanks go out to Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) for her leadership on this important issue.
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Comment on the Medicare Prior Authorization Proposed Rule!

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