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09/30/2017    

APMA NEWS


APMA Scores Victory on Orthotics and Prosthetics Proposed Rule


 


APMA has defeated a proposed CMS rule that would have changed certification requirements for podiatric physicians furnishing and fabricating prosthetics and custom orthotics. Proposed Rule CMS-6012-P, originally released in January, would have required previously exempted, qualified practitioners to obtain additional certification and licenses to furnish and fabricate prosthetics and orthotics. The proposed rule has been withdrawn after a massive and multifaceted advocacy effort from APMA. 


 


APMA submitted formal comments to CMS in March and mobilized a significant grassroots advocacy initiative among members, affiliated organizations, and state component societies, which also submitted comments. Nearly 1,000 individual members participated in that effort, adding strength through their numbers. APMA met in person with representatives from the CMS Center for Program Integrity to discuss the shortcomings of the proposed rule. APMA acknowledged that certification guidelines were necessary, but that CMS should maintain exemptions for qualified physicians, including podiatrists, whose advanced education and training negate the need for additional licensing and certification.


 


Source: APMA Weekly Focus [9/28/17]
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