House bill would require licensure, certification to provide Medicare O&P services

09/26/2013 | Healio (free registration)

The Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act of 2013, which was introduced in the House last week by Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Mike Thompson, D-Calif., would allow only those practitioners who have been accredited or licensed in O&P to be reimbursed for O&P services under Medicare. The bill is expected to save money, reduce Medicare fraud and provide better O&P care for Medicare beneficiaries.

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