Help Save Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Tell National Government Services and the Centers For Medicare Services to save Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.

  • A medicare billing contractor- National Government Services- has proposed new rules that would make it nearly impossible for DOs to correctly bill public and private payers when they provide OMT treatments.
  • Under the draft policy, osteopathic physicians could not bill Medicare for an office visit when OMT is performed- even though that appointment is necessary to evaluate the patient's need for OMT.
  • This change threaten's patients' access to an effective pain-relieving treatment at a time when the healthcare system is seeking non-opioid interventions for chronic pain.
  • If adopted, ten states- Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Rhode Island- would share policy that fails to reflect how DOs practice and damage DOs ability to care for patients.
  • As a patient, tell NGS that OMT is a successful treatment option for you and that you do not want this new rule that would diminish the level of care you receive from your physician. Tell NGS that you oppose draft LCD 33616.

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