Saturday, May 28, 2022

Re: July 28 Deadline to Submit Comments

Wil Haines

Hello Colleagues and Guests,

I just submitted my comments successfully tonight…… but, yesterday,
I could not submit the comments because the website was
down. I have screen shots to support my claim. As such, if others were
trying to send comments yesterday and gave up out of frustration, you
might want to contact CMS to let them know that their system was down
for a period of time and ask that they accept comments for one more day.
I ended up sending my comments to one of my Senators and asked them to
forward the information to the appropriate federal department. Whether
they did or not, remains to be seen. I did get an acknowledgement reply
from them though. Anyway, I was able to attach a file tonight and trust
that CMS will read my comments and give consideration to same.

Have a good week and I hope that CMS will consider the consequences
related to this prior authorization proposal for Medicare recipients and
the professionals otherwise involved.

Wil Haines, CPO
Bionic Solutions
Avon, IN

On 7/28/2014 10:01 AM, NAAOP wrote:
> NAAOP Members: Monday, July 28th is the deadline for commenting on the
> proposed regulation that CMS recently issued on prior authorization for
> certain DMEPOS, including lower limb prostheses, which must be obtained from
> CMS before furnishing services to Medicare patients. Unless significant
> changes are made to the proposed rule, this regulation will significantly
> impact the practice of orthotics and prosthetics and lead to delays and
> denials of patient care. NAAOP, working in conjunction with the O&P
> Alliance, has already submitted this comprehensive response
> (
> tion_Proposed_Rule.pdf) on behalf of the O&P profession.
> In addition, we urge all of our members to copy this template letter
> (
> ocx) onto your company letterhead, amend the letter as you wish, sign it,
> and send it electronically to CMS at
>!documentDetail;D=S-2014-0070-0001. (Click the
> blue “Comment Now!” button in the upper-right corner to upload your letter.)
> It is important that the O&P profession send as many comments as possible.
> All links can be found on our website at Thank you.
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