Tuesday, June 25, 2024

VIEW NAAOP VIDEO – O&P CALL TO ACTION

NAAOP

Please see the link below to view our video webcast and read important
update.

O&P CALL TO ACTION

Contact Your Senators and Urge Them to Cosponsor S. 829
The Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act

NAAOP Needs Your Help Convincing Your Senators to Cosponsor S. 829. We urge
you to take the following steps as soon as possible:

1. Go to www.NAAOP.org and click on the
Congressional Legislative Action Center. Click on the tab for S. 829/H.R
1530.

2. Follow the steps outlined on the website. Take each template letter
provided to the Senate and the House and customize them to your liking.

3. When you hit “send,” your two Senators and Congressman will receive
tailored email messages urging them to cosponsor S. 829 and H.R. 1530.

4. Then, if you are willing, contact your two Senate offices by calling the
Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, ask for each of your two Senator
offices and speak (or leave a message) with health care staff urging
cosponsorship of S. 829.

The Medicare O&P Improvement Act includes important legislative proposals
that would:
. Recognize that the prosthetist’s/orthotist’s notes are considered part of
the medical record
. Separates DME from O&P in federal regulations
. Directs CMS to fully implement Medicare law requiring O&P qualifications
in order to be reimbursed by the program for custom O&P care
. Clarifies the meaning of “off-the-shelf” orthotics to restore
Congressional intent, and
. Mandates that HHS refine its data on O&P audits and appeals to better
track reversal rates and other important information throughout the appeals
process.

Action in the Senate is the most pressing. The Senate Finance Committee
recently announced that they are interested in passing non-controversial,
bipartisan bills that are in the jurisdiction of the Finance Committee, have
been considered by the Committee and cost little or nothing. Those criteria
precisely describe the Medicare O&P Improvement Act.

Former Senator Bob Kerrey’s involvement in this issue did not stop with the
AOPA Policy Forum. He continues to actively volunteer his time, along with
key AOPA and other O&P leaders, to get this bill passed into law.

You can do your part as an NAAOP member by participating in this process.
Now is the time to help improve the O&P profession! Thank you.

Please visit our website at: www.naaop.org

NAAOP

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Washington, DC 20005-1700

e-mail: [email protected]

(800) 622-6740

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(202) 785-1756 Fax

www.naaop.org

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