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Major Developments in O&P Research Priorities, Policies and Funding
NIH: Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR): Evidence-Based Medicine: Washington Meetings and Research Agencies:

Spring Brings Fever Pitch to O&P Policy Developments
There is no shortage of O&P issues on which NAAOP and its Alliance partners are actively engaged including publication of regulations on BIPA Section 427, separation of O&P from DME, implementation of prior authorization, the draft LCD for Lower Limb Prostheses, and the Administrationís proposal to expand competitive bidding to all O&P patient care.

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READ Help Impose a Moratorium on Medicareís Draft Lower Limb Prosthetic LCD
April 27, 2016

READ White House reply to successful "We The People" petition.
November 2, 2015

READ NAAOP Response to White House reply to "We The People" Petition
October 19, 2015

READ Former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey's letter to Health & Human Services Secretary Mathews Burwell.
August 11, 2015

READ Congresswomen Renee Ellmers' letter to HHS Secretary Burwell.
August 20, 2015

READ Letter from Members of Congress to Veteran Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald
June 30, 2015


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