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(Previous Issues can be found below)


AOPA in Advance SmartBrief 2018
 
December 11, 2018
     Updated Requirements for the RT and LT Modifiers
December 6, 2018
December 4, 2018
    Department of Veterans Affairs Releases Supplemental Proposed Rule on Veterans Choice of Provider
November 29, 2018
     PDAC Contract to Transition to Palmetto GBA Effective January 15, 2019
November 27, 2018
November 20, 2018
November 15, 2018
     DME MACs Publish Revised “Dear Physician” Letter Regarding Documentation of Orthotic and Prosthetic Services
November 13, 2018
November 8, 2018
November 6, 2018
     CMS Proposes OTS Spinal Orthoses and OTS Knee Orthoses as Product Categories for Next Round of Competitive Bidding
     HCPCS Code Changes for 2019
November 1, 2018
     Qualified Independent Contractor (QIC) Formal Telephone Discussion Demonstration Has Been Expanded to Jurisdictions A & B
October 25, 2018
     CMS Introduces New Documentation Look-Up Service Initiative
October 23, 2018
October 18, 2018
     CMS to Host Special Open-Door Forum to Introduce New Documentation Look Up Tool
October 16, 2018
     DME MACs Release Revised “Dear Physician” Letter Regarding General Documentation Requirements
October 11, 2018
October 9, 2018
October 4, 2018
     AOPA Submits Comments on Draft Lower Limb Prosthesis Policy Released by Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, TX. MT, NM, and OK
October 2, 2018
     AOPA 101st National Assembly Highlights
     NIH and DOD Seek to Develop Limb Loss and National Preservation Registry
September 20, 2018
     RAC Audits for Custom Fabricated Knee Orthoses Announced
September 18, 2018
     New Medicare ID Card Update
September 13, 2018
September 11, 2018
     AOPA Submits Comments Regarding Improving the Medicare Gap Filling Process
September 6, 2018
September 4, 2018
August 30, 2018
    Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General Issues a Report on VA Payments for Prosthetics
August 28, 2018
August 23, 2018
August 21, 2018
     Jurisdiction D Releases Quarterly TPE Results: Diabetic Shoes
August 16, 2018
     Two New Issues Proposed by RAC Audits 
August 14, 2018
     Jurisdiction D Releases Quarterly TPE Results
August 9, 2018
August 7, 2018
August 2, 2018
July 31, 2018
July 26, 2018
July 24, 2018
July 19, 2018
July 17, 2018
July 12, 2018
     CMS Releases Proposed Rule on DMEPOS Competitive Bidding
July 10, 2018
July 5, 2018
July 3, 2018
     2018 Operating Performance Survey Open – Deadline Extended to July 20th
June 28, 2018
June 26, 2018
     DME MACs Reture Draft LCD and Policy Article for Lower Limb Prostheses
June 21, 2018
June 19, 2018
June 14, 2018
     CMS’ Lower Limb Prostheses Interagency Workgroup Releases a Consensus Statement
June 12, 2018
June 7, 2018
June 5, 2018
May 31, 2018
     CMS Issues Instructions for DME MACs to Immediately Implement Provisions that Require the
     Recognition of Orthotist and Prosthetist Clinical Documentation as Part of the Medical Record
May 29, 2018
May 24, 2018
May 22, 2018
     Low Volume Appeals (LVA) Initiative Deadline is Approaching
May 17, 2018
May 15, 2018 
May 10, 2018
May 8, 2018
     DME MACs Announce the Retirement of the Dear Physician Letter for Artificial Limbs  
May 3, 2018
     Additional TPE Program Results Reported by Noridian
May 1, 2018
      Initial Report on TPE Program Suggests Positive Results
April 26, 2018
April 24, 2018
April 19, 2018
April 17, 2018
     Low Volume Appeals Program has been Extended
     Lower Limb Prostheses Policy has been Revised
April 12, 2018
     AFO/KAFO Policy has been Revised
April 10, 2018
April 5, 2018
April 3, 2018
March 29, 2018
March 27, 2018
     Deadline for the Low Volume Appeals (LVA) Initiative Approaches
     New Medicare ID Cards are about to be Mailed
     NAAOP Announces Unique Public Policy and Advocacy Fellowship
March 22, 2018
     AOPA Confirms K0903 Medicare Fee Schedule at same Rate as A5513
March 20, 2018
March 15, 2018
     AOPA Secures an Advocacy Victory on Reimbursement for Custom Fabricated, Direct Milled Diabetic Inserts
March 13, 2018
     AOPA Submits Comments on Proposed Rule that would Impact Coverage of Essential Health Benefits
March 8, 2018 
March 6, 2018
March 1, 2018
February 27, 2018
     Update on Clinicians’ Notes Provision
February 22, 2018
February 20, 2018
February 15, 2018
     Low Volume Appeals (LVA) Initiative has Begun
February 13, 2018
February 8, 2018
     A Legislative Win for O&P
February 6, 2018
     DME MACs Issue a Correct Coding Bulletin for Diabetic Shoe Inserts
February 1, 2018
January 30, 2018
     CMS and Veteran’s Administration Announce Partnership to Strengthen Prevention of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Efforts
January 25, 2018
January 23, 2018
     OIG Work Plan Targets OTS Spinal and OTS Knee Orthoses
January 18, 2018
     CMS Issues Temporary “K” Code to Describe Direct Milled, Custom Fabricated Diabetic Inserts
January 16, 2018 
January 11, 2018
     CMS Finalizes Revised DMEPOS Quality Standards
January 9, 2018
January 4, 2018
January 2, 2018
 
 
 
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