WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoCare Innovations, LLC is pleased
to announce that former SADMERC Medical Directors Doran Edwards, M.D. and
Kenneth M. Nelson, MD have joined its board of medical and scientific
advisors. Drs. Edwards and Nelson, both former Medicare directors to the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' SADMERC (Statistical Analysis
Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carrier), will also consult with the
Company on issues of coding, coverage and payment for new technologies.
"We are thrilled to have the benefit of Drs. Edwards' and Nelson's
experience and unsurpassed insights as we prepare to launch the initial
products from our technology pipeline," commented OrthoCare Innovations' CEO
Doug McCormack. "Pairing Drs. Edwards' and Nelson's input with OrthoCare's
extensive clinical research expertise and political reach, will position
company products successfully in the changing reimbursement landscape."
Kenneth M. Nelson, MD served as SADMERC Medical Director following twenty
years as Medical Advisor to the Office of the Inspector General at the
Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, Dr. Nelson served for
five years as the only non-federal employee member of Medicare's Alphanumeric
Working Group, which is responsible for coding durable medical equipment,
prosthetics and orthotics.
Dr. Doran Edwards was the Medical Director to the SADMERC from 2003 until
2008. In this role, he worked extensively with high-level government
officials to develop and implement national standards for both equipment
billed to Medicare and Medicaid and the suppliers who can provide that
equipment. He was responsible for the national HCPCS Level II coding
function, and served as medical advisor to the CMS Alpha Numeric Work Group
for creation of new codes for all DME, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies.
"Too many innovative, promising technologies do not receive coding due to
avoidable missteps," commented Dr. Edwards. "I look forward to helping
OrthoCare Innovations navigate the coding, coverage and payment process,
starting with the Compas Smart Pyramid(TM) alignment component, so that
patients will ultimately benefit from its exciting new advances."
Dr. Edwards was recently appointed to the CMS working group on Competitive
OrthoCare Innovations is a medical research, development and
commercialization company focused on developing advanced technology solutions
in the areas of medical rehabilitation, orthotics and prosthetics.
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