CPMA/APMA Defeat Proposed Orthotics and Prosthetics Rule

CPMA/APMA Defeat Proposed Orthotics and Prosthetics Rule

 

CPMA/APMA have succeeded in defeating a proposed CMS rule that would have changed certification requirements for podiatric physicians furnishing and fabricating prosthetics and custom orthotics.

Proposed Rule CMS-6012-P, originally released in January, would have required previously exempted, qualified practitioners to obtain additional certification and licenses to furnish and fabricate prosthetics and orthotics. While both organizations acknowledged that certification guidelines were necessary, they presented a compelling case that CMS should maintain exemptions for qualified providers, including podiatric physicians, whose advanced education and training negate the need for additional licensing and certification. The proposed rule has been withdrawn after a massive and multifaceted advocacy effort from APMA/CPMA working in conjunction with other stakeholders.