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Medicare O&P Improvement Act Introduced

On May 22 and 23, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and
Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA)
introduced S. 1191/H.R. 2599, the Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics
Improvement Act of 2017, in the 115th Congress (2017-18). The three have
introduced similar bills in prior sessions of Congress. This bill would
separate O&P from durable medical equipment, and allow orthotists’
and prosthetists’ notes to be part of the medical record for determining
medical necessity, among other things.