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RESCIND the Draft LCD for Lower Limb Prostheses!
The more NAAOP reads of the proposed draft Local Coverage Determination (“LCD”) for Lower Limb Prostheses which was issued by the DME MACs two weeks ago, the more alarming the proposed policy becomes.

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CMS's contractors, the DME MACs, which administer the O&P benefit for Medicare patients, recently proposed a Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Lower Limb Prosthetics. The new policy completely rewrites Medicare rules on prosthetic care and severely restricts patient access to the current standard of care in this country. The new policy would send all amputees, not just Medicare beneficiaries back to 1970's technology and impose barrier to timely and quality prosthetic services and devices.

NAAOP asks you to review the policy, sign the White House Petition calling for CMS to rescind the policy, and offer public comments by August 31st. Stay tuned for more information on the NAAOP website.

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Peter W. Thomas, General Counsel, NAAOP

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David McGill, NAAOP President

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George W. Breece, Executive Director, NAAOP