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Bureau of Labor and Statistics Releases CPI-U Update
Bureau of Labor and Statistics Releases CPI-U Update
On July 15, 2016, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) released its latest update on the Consumer Pricing Index for Urban Areas (CPI-U).� From June 2015 through June 2016 the CPI-U increased by 1.0%.� This figure is relevant to O&P providers becaus...
Senate Appropriations Committee Report Incorporates Recommendations to CMS on Draft LCD
Senate Appropriations Committee Report Incorporates Recommendations to CMS on Draft LCD
As a result of the series of meetings during the Policy Forum involving Senator Kerrey and top members of the Senate and the Finance Committee, and particularly through AOPA Past President Tom Watson�s intercession with Senate Majority Leader McConnell...
ONC to Congress: Protect patient health data that falls outside HIPAA
ONC to Congress: Protect patient health data that falls outside HIPAA
The ONC issued a report to Congress today laying out the gaps that exist in health data protection. The report opines at length about non-covered entities (NCEs), the large swath of consumer-facing companies that aren�t subject to HIPAA.
DME MACs Release New Coding Guidelines for O&P Suppliers
DME MACs Release New Coding Guidelines for O&P Suppliers
The four Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MAC), recently released a joint correct coding bulletin reminding DMEPOS suppliers that it is each supplier�s responsibility to select the proper HCPCS codes for billing.