• On February 11, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that six lower limb prosthetic Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes will be subject to prior authorization as a Medicare condition of payment.  The six HCPCS codes (L5856, L5857, L5858, L5973, L5980, L5987) describe additions to three microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees, a microprocessor-controlled ankle-foot prosthesis, and two prosthetic feet.  CMS officials stated that they do not plan any time soon to expand prior authorization to other O&P … read more

  • Happy New Year to all of NAAOP’s members and friends! As we begin the second session of the 116th Congress, a very busy agenda is expected in the coming months. NAAOP Fellowship Applications Due January 31st The third year of NAAOP’s Health Policy and Advocacy Fellowship is about to0 begin. Fellowship applications are due January 31, 2020. Two fellows who use custom orthotics or prosthetics will be selected to spend 10 weeks in Washington, DC this summer learning about O&P … read more

  • ATTENTION ALL O&P CONSUMERS AND PRACTITIONERS:  The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) is soliciting applications for its annual health policy/advocacy fellowship. NAAOP is a national nonprofit association advocating for orthotic and prosthetic patients, as well as the providers who serve them. The NAAOP Fellowship is a paid, 10-week summer program based in Washington, D.C.  The fellow will learn about orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) policy, advocacy, and how NAAOP and other O&P organizations function on behalf … read more