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CHA Comments on Proposed Rule on Payment Provisions for Prosthetics, Custom Orthotics

Comments are due March 13

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CHA has submitted the attached comment letter on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule specifying necessary qualifications practitioners must meet to furnish and fabricate prosthetics and custom-fabricated orthotics. Noting that the proposed rule would impose additional burden on hospitals, and is inconsistent with the Trump Administration’s commitment to reducing regulatory burden, CHA urges CMS to withdraw rather than finalize the proposed rule. If CMS moves forward in finalizing the rule, CHA urges CMS to make changes to its proposed policies. Specifically, CHA urges CMS to exempt occupational and physical therapists from certain certification requirements and to make changes to its fabrication facility requirements. Comments on the proposed rule are due March 13 by 5 p.m. (PT).