Important Updates on the Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetic Patient-Centered Care Act

Published in Government and Regulatory on December 01, 2022

OPGA continues to be an advocate for legislation that furthers the O&P profession locally, regionally, and nationally. 

Eve Lee, Executive Director of AOPA, recently released an important update about the Medicare Orthotic and Prosthetic Patient-Centered Care Act.  

The Medicare Orthotic and Prosthetic Patient-Centered Care Act has three main provisions for the O&P profession: 

  • An expansion of competitive bidding exemption to include orthotists and prosthetists.  
  • Prohibit drop shipping for non-OTS orthoses.  
  • To refine and restore the congressional definition of “minimal self-adjustment.” 

“This has been an exciting and productive year for the Medicare O&P Patient-Centered Care Act,” said Lee. “Although time is short to get legislation passed in the current Congress, we remain diligent and steadfast in our efforts and hopeful that it will get added to a larger package. I will provide more detail on what has occurred with the bill and what we hope will happen in this brief video. I also want to thank all the advocates. Without you, we would not be where we are.” 

“This is such an important piece of legislation to our profession on so many levels,” said Adam Miller, President of OPGA. “Although losing the separation of O&P from the HME portion of the bill is disappointing, this will directly benefit OPGA members and the profession immensely if adopted. OPGA will continue to work with stakeholders such as AOPA to try and get this across the finish line and keep our members updated.” 

To read the full legislation, click here

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