Written Order Prior to Delivery – Corrections to Document
Written order prior to delivery (WOPD) is a long-standing statutory requirement for certain items of durable medical equipment (DME). The list of items subject to WOPD was expanded by the Affordable Care Act §6407. Medicare policy stipulates that a WOPD that is missing an element is not "curable" by a provider (i.e., a provider cannot make corrections to a WOPD) except as outlined below. Click here to read the complete story.