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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AR84 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Establishment of Special Payment Provisions and Requirements for Qualified Practitioners and Qualified Suppliers of Prosthetics and Custom-Fabricated Orthotics (CMS-6012-F) 

This final rule specifies the qualifications needed for qualified practitioners to furnish and fabricate, and qualified suppliers to fabricate prosthetics and custom-fabricated orthotics; accreditation requirements that qualified suppliers must meet in order to bill for prosthetics and custom-fabricated orthotics; requirements that an organization must meet in order to accredit qualified suppliers to bill for prosthetics and custom-fabricated orthotics; and a timeframe by which qualified practitioners and qualified suppliers must meet the applicable licensure, certification, and accreditation requirements.  In addition, this rule removes the current exemption from accreditation and quality standards for certain practitioners and suppliers.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 424   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C 1302 and 1395hh   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  MMA, sec. 902  01/12/2020 

Overall Description of Deadline: MMA section 902 requires Medicare final rules publish within 3-years of a proposed or interim final rule. Rule may publish before the 3-year deadline.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/12/2017  82 FR 3678   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/13/2017 
NPRM Withdrawn  08/01/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
John Spiegel
Director, Division of Policy and Regulations
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Program Integrity, MS: AR-18-49, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-1909