CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE

July 17, 2020
Major Medicare and VA Developments Impact O&P Care

  • As the Trump Administration continues to grapple with the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the nation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and the Veterans Health Administration (“VHA”) recently announced policy developments that impact the provision and reimbursement of orthotic and prosthetic care.   CMS Moves Forward with Prior Authorization for Six Lower Limb Prosthetic Codes   On July 1, 2020, CMS announced that it will require prior authorization for six lower limb prosthetic Healthcare Common Procedure … read more

  • In response to member requests, NAAOP has been working with the Orthotic and Prosthetic Alliance organizations over the past several weeks on a proposal for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to authorize appropriately credentialed orthotists and prosthetists to submit claims for certain Medicare services furnished virtually (through telehealth) during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  This initiative culminated in an O&P Alliance letter submitted to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar, as well as … read more

  • The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) is proud to stand alongside our sister organizations in the O&P profession in signing and supporting this statement. As a result of recent events in our country, we want all members of the O&P community to know that your O&P professional organizations stand together against racism. We are steadfast in our commitment to fairness, justice, and respect for all. We remain dedicated to open dialogue, active listening, and working … read more