OPTUM NP'S

If anyone is interested in reading the entire 504 pages of CMS’ Final Rule, concerning “Minimal Self Adjustment”, here it is……ENJOY!!!!

Final Rule for 1614 Minimal Self Adjustment Orthotics

Self Adjustment Rule is on pages 444-445.  You will all notice, from my previous post, that CMS has decided not to finalize this part of the ruling.

But, CMS has already changed the Supplier Standards to reflect this final ruling.  So, the proposed rule is the final rule, but it still not finalized.   And, CMS has finalized a proposed rule on the Supplier Standards, even though it has not been finalized.

DO YOU ALL JUST LOVE OUR GOVERNMENT SERVICES!!!!!

Those of you who are concerned, don’t fret.  CMS will probably finalized the proposed ruling in 2-3 years and make it retroactive back to 1/1/2014   🙂

Of course, these are just my thoughts and observations.

My take on the ruling is an Orthotist, OT, PT, FNP or PA can fit for “custom prefab”.  all other disciplines are going to have to revert to OTS coding.

I would love to hear from other opinions.

Thanks!!!!