Last week AOPA reported that the report of the Inter Agency Workgroup that was formed to provide a consensus statement to inform Medicare coverage of lower limb prostheses had been published. As part of the consensus statement, the Inter Agency Workgroup recommended, and CMS concurred, that the draft LCD and Policy Article for Lower Limb Prostheses, that was initially released on July 16, 2015, should be removed from the DME MAC websites and that the current LCD and Policy Article should remain in force for the immediate future.
On June 21, 2018, the DME MACs released a joint publication announcing the retirement of both the draft LCD and Policy Article. AOPA is continuing to evaluate the full consensus statement of the Inter Agency Workgroup and will provide comments in the near future.
The announcement of the draft LCD and Policy Article may be viewed by clicking here.
Questions regarding this issue may be directed to Joe McTernan at jmcternan@AOPAnet.org or Devon Bernard at dbernard@AOPAnet.org.