Major Victory on Medicare ALJ Hearing Backlog
On September 19, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia declined to delay proceedings in the ALJ backlog suit filed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) against the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Silvia Burwell.
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"Bundling" is Coming to a Hospital Near You
“Bundling” is a concept that is sweeping across the Medicare program and will eventually have significant implications on orthotics and prosthetics. The Secretary of Health and Human Services recently announced that by 2018, 50 percent of Medicare patients will be in “alternative payment methods” or “APMs” rather than the fee for service program. Bundling is considered an APM.
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Congressional Update Webcast
READ Help Impose a Moratorium on Medicare’s 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 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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