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OMB Withdraws DMEPOS Rule Requiring Additional Certification

Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bradley Coffey, MA, AAOE Government Affairs
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Baltimore, MD - The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has withdrawn a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule that would have required providers and suppliers of prosthetics and custom-fabricated orthotics to receive a certification from a CMS approved company in order to continue to provide these services to Medicare beneficiaries.

AAOE submitted comments on the proposed rule opposing finalization on the basis that the "rule does little to increase the quality of care provided and serves only to increase the administrative and financial burden of federal regulation on orthopaedic practices." The proposal would have affected 83% of AAOE's membership.

The proposal is not dead and could be resurrected between now and January 12, 2020 but for now, no additional certification will be required for the provision of prosthetics and custom-fabricated orthotics unless your state requires certification.

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