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CMS announces contract suppliers


WASHINGTON – CMS on Nov. 21 announced the contract suppliers for off-the-shelf knee and back braces in the next step in Round 2021 of its competitive bidding program.

Round 2021 & COVID-19: Not a good time to limit access, AOPA says


WASHINGTON – The single payment amounts for off-the-shelf knee and back braces under Round 2021 of competitive bidding will be about 30% to 35%, on average, below Medicare’s current fee schedule, based on a preliminary analysis by the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association.

Legal: Attorneys brace for fallout


YARMOUTH, Maine – With more scrutiny than ever from Medicare for popular back, knee and ankle braces, some HME providers are getting a little too creative to capture business in this market, industry attorneys fear.

Back braces: AOPA says data needed to paint detailed picture


WASHINGTON – An Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that says CMS pays too much for certain back braces misses the mark on some key points, say O&P stakeholders.