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AOPA backed audit lawsuit dismissed by District Court

The United States District Court of the District of Columbia recently dismissed a case brought by the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) against Former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebellius. The suit focused on the authority of … Continue reading

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CMS Informs Congress of intention to re-start portions of RAC program

From HealthDataManagement.com : The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is restarting the controversial Recovery Audit Contractor Program—in a limited fashion—in August. CMS sent a communication on August 4 to congressional health staff members from Lauren Aronson, Director of the … Continue reading

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Medicare Contractors looking for O&P supplier violations on posted business hours and physical facility standards

BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR SITE VISITS BY MEDICARE CONTRACTORS! Wanted to pass along this article to OPGA membership; recently OPGA was contacted by several members who have had site visits from CMS contractors looking to verify that the … Continue reading

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House Subcommittee Focuses on RAC’s in hearing, Duckworth stands up for small providers

Two major subcommittee meetings were held in the House of Representatives today on Medicare waste, fraud and abuse. One of the issues hightlighted in both hearings was the conduct of RAC auditors and the impact they are having on providers … Continue reading

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Michigan BCBS adds certification requirement to bill O&P

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan recently announced their plan to reject DMEPOS claims submitted for orthotics and prosthetics if the submitting provider has not provided certifying documentation proving they are certified to provide orthotics and prosthetics. Providers will be required to … Continue reading

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House Subcommittee to hold hearing on Medicare fraud policies, RAC audits key topic

House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced yesterday that the Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on Medicare waste, fraud, and abuse, with a focus on the policies that address these problems.  Chairman Brady recently … Continue reading

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CMS begins rollout of fingerprint analysis for new DMEPOS providers

CMS recently released guidance on the rollout of their new fingerprint background check requirement for certain DMEPOS providers. It has been more than three years since CMS released their final rule on developing a fingerprint background check process for new DMEPOS and home health … Continue reading

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