I was asked to post my responses to the How is this legalemail which included a link for a company selling back braces on TV and billingthe patientâ€™s insurance.
The answers mostly just vented the frustrations all of usare feeling about this. One suggested itwas a matter of corruption while another was a panicked response from a companydoing something similar in their state.
At this point, the only thing we can do is report thecompanies to the insurance companies, OIG, Medicare, State Licensure andAttorney Generalâ€™s Office in your state and theirs.
I thank you for your time, the comments and discussion I hadwith several of you regarding the demise of the O&P industry as we haveknown it.
Things are going to get worse before they get better. I wish you a lot of luck with the strugglesthat are coming your way (mine way too). We just have to take it one step at a time. The more of us that can ban together, thestronger we are. Keep that in mind!
Thank you again,