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AAPM&R Supports New Additions to Uniform Glossary of Coverage and Medical Terms

Apr 07, 2016

As part of the Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR), AAPM&R signed on to a March letter in support of the new additions to the Uniform Glossary of Coverage and Medical Terms. On February 26, CMS at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced that it added a new definition of the term “orthotics and prosthetics (O&P),” separate and distinct from the definition of durable medical equipment. Inclusion in the Uniform Glossary does not guarantee coverage O&P services, but it does help consumers understand what constitutes coverage and prompts them to compare and contrast the levels of such coverage across competing health plans. It also formally signals separate benefit treatments from durable medical equipment in private health plans.