Dear US Colleagues,
On Monday, February 4, President Bush released his budget for 2003. Included in this budget is a proposal to expand competitive bidding for DME nationwide. While the document does not provide many details, it does state that it is based on the “highly” successful competitive bidding demonstration projects in Florida and Texas. It is unknown if CMS will include O&P in what it considers DME, but history suggests that it will. NAAOP has opposed competitive bidding for custom O&P for many years. We will continue to do so.
For more information, please use the following link:
President’s Budget Proposes Nationwide Competitive Bidding for DME
I look forward to seeing you in Orlando at the Academy’s annual Meeting and Scientific Symposia.
Michael J. Allen, CPO, FAAOP
1875 Eye Street, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006-5409
Personal contact at,
Allen Orthotics and Prosthetics
2502 West Ohio
Midland, Texas 79701-5848
Phone – 915/683-3788
Fax – 915/683-6470
E-Mail – [email protected]