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House committee launches inquiry into prosthetic changes

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05/04/2016

WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has launched an inquiry into the draft local coverage determination for prosthetics.

O&P stakeholders add bill to arsenal

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04/26/2016

WASHINGTON – Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., has introduced a bill that would halt CMS’s plans to make dramatic changes to coverage for prosthetic devices.

Lymphedema advocates push for broader coverage

Medicare currently pays for pump therapy, but not compression garments and other supplies
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04/22/2016

WASHINGTON – Lymphedema advocates took to Capitol Hill last week to gain support for legislation that would address a gap in treatment coverage for the chronic and often debilitating condition.

Private payers ‘exploit’ O&P changes

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04/22/2016

WASHINGTON – It’s no surprise to O&P stakeholders that private payers are picking up on a widely criticized proposed rule by Medicare to deny coverage for prosthetic devices that were previously covered.

Personality to spare

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04/20/2016

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – When it came time to boost awareness of its brand, Pediatric Home Service took advantage of its most valuable asset: its employees.

AABCP puts competition, licensing on its agenda

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04/20/2016

After a decade of offering compliance boot camps, webinars and other educational information for breast health professionals, Rhonda Turner, executive director of the American Association of Breast Care Professionals, is hosting the First Annual AABCP Mastectom

AABCP puts competition, licensing on its agenda

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04/20/2016

After a decade of offering compliance boot camps, webinars and other educational information for breast health professionals, Rhonda Turner, executive director of the American Association of Breast Care Professionals, is hosting the First Annual AABCP Mastectom

Diabetes group calls on Congress to #SuspendBidding

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04/08/2016

TAMPA, Fla. – With drastically reduced payment amounts for diabetes test strips looming, advocates have taken to social media to call for a suspension of Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Home infusion market refuses to stand still

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04/08/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – When it comes to mergers and acquisitions in the home infusion space, analysts report seeing a “blurring of the lines” among its different segments.

Diabetes organizations want bid program stopped

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04/06/2016

TAMPA, Fla. – The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition has launched a campaign calling for the immediate suspension of competitive bidding for diabetes testing supplies.

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