Proposed Medicare Policy Changes Would Adversely Affect Prosthetic Care for Amputees – We Must Act NOW!

CNN article/interview with amputees regarding the proposed Medicare policy changes and effect they would have on prosthetic care. –> CNN Article on Medicare prosthetic rule change.  For those of you who may not be aware, Brian Mast, one of amputees featured in this article, is running for Congress! We’re very proud of Brian and excited about the good work he could do for our Country if elected. Thank your for your continued service, Brian. MastforCongress.com

From Amputee Coalition:   “The ONLY comments that will be considered by the Medicare committee are those that are submitted in writing. PLEASE- if you have not yet sent your letter, we encourage you to do so. We need to have our voices heard! Prosthetics are ‪#‎NOTALUXURY‬!

email Stacy Brennan, MD — DMAC_DRAFT_LCD_Comments@anthem.com
Supporter letter– http://bit.ly/1JA1zMQ
Patient/ Consumer letter- http://bit.ly/1fI3rXM

 

Zayden Takes His First Steps since losing his leg in Lawn Mower accident

POA and 50Legs.org friends and family joined together to cheer on little Zayden as he took his first steps on his finished prosthesis. He was so happy to see his new “toes,” and proud of his Thomas the Train prosthetic leg! This 3-year-old dynamo is going to be up and running in no time!

IMPORTANT MESSAGE Regarding Your Prosthetic Care

There are some draft policy changes in Medicare which could seriously jeopardize our ability to provide you with the high quality prosthetic care you all deserve. 

In the healthcare industry, Medicare policy often drives what products and services are available to people. We believe that the current proposed policy changes for Lower Limb Prosthetics would create unreasonable hurdles to your ability to receive quality prosthetic limbs that meet your needs.

Please take a few minutes to read and electronically sign a “We the People” petition to the Obama Administration to rescind the Medicare proposal restricting access to prosthetic limbs. The petition is accessible at http://wh.gov/iIIoi. In addition, please encourage colleagues, friends and family to do so as well. If we can reach 100,000 signatures, we will force the White House to weigh in on this vitally important issue. 

We also suggest that you review and electronically sign a letter drafted by the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association which you can access at http://aopavotes.channeldemocracy.com/connect/write?alert=1965. Your signed letter would be sent to  DMAC_Draft_LCD_Comments@anthem.com as well as to your Congressional representatives to alert them of the situation. 

Thank you in advance for your time and attention to this very critical matter.