Draft Prosthesis LCD Spurs Bipartisan Press To Hike CMS Oversight Of MACs

By Michelle M. Stein / May 5, 2016 at 3:07 PM
Controversy over a draft local coverage determination for lower limb prostheses, which was tabled but never formally withdrawn, has spurred a congressional probe into the issue and a bipartisan press to hike CMS' oversight of its Medicare contractors. The House oversight committee is pushing CMS to release more information about the draft LCD, and a bipartisan Energy & Commerce duo hopes to slap a moratorium on the LCD until July 2017 and give CMS more power over local coverage policies...

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