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Draft Prosthetic LCD Will NOT be Finalized! More Work Required to Arrive at Appropriate Medicare Coverage Policy
After spending weeks waiting for the White House to respond to the NAAOP-created “We the People” Petition calling on the President to rescind the draft Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Lower Limb Prostheses, NAAOP is pleased that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) WILL NOT FINALIZE the flawed draft LCD!

NAAOP Responds to White House Reply to "WE THE PEOPLE" Petition on Proposed Medicare Coverage Restrictions for Lower Limb Prostheses
The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) issued its response today to the White House's "initial" reply to the "We the People" petition requesting the President to rescind the draft Medicare Local Coverage Determination for Lower Limb Prostheses (DL 33787).

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