AABCP Regulatory Boot Camp Added

Registration is now open for the AABCP Boot Camp, August 17, 2017 in Mobile Alabama.


Keep up with the changes in mastectomy regulatory & billing compliance

The American Association of Breast Care Professionals Post Mastectomy Compliance Boot Camps are a revolutionary approach to post mastectomy education.

Unique to AABCP, they outline the basic business and government and insurance regulatory information needed to run a post mastectomy business.

These intense education courses cover the other side of post mastectomy including: a easy to understand review of the actual regulations and rules that govern post mastectomy services, billing & coding, real life examples of billing errors, auditing overview; and an in depth look at proper file keeping, the affect of “reasonable useful lifetime” on your bottom line, proper SOAP documentation and proving medical necessity.

Boot Camp Registration Details
  • 1 day event
  • CEU’s Awarded:  up to 7.5 ABC/BOC
  • Includes all text materials
  • Ample time for questions and networking

Seats will be VERY limited for this event.  Please register early

When:                AUGUST 17, 2017

Where:               Mobile, Alabama

Cost:                   $ 215     |    REGISTER NOW

Hotel:                 $109
Rennaisance Marriott Riverview
64 South Water Street,
Mobile, AL, 36602
Reservations: 800-922-3298


Post Mastectomy Pain Syndrome

Post-mastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) is a frequent complication of breast surgery. Between 25% and 60% of women develop chronic neuropathic pain after mastectomy, a condition known as post-mastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS).

PMPS is usually reported as persistent pain after mastectomy  characterized as a dull, burning and aching sensation in the anterior chest, arm and axilla, exacerbated by movement of the shoulder girdle. More recently, chronic pain has been reported after other breast procedures, including lumpectomy, breast reconstruction, augmentation and reduction. The exact cause of PMPS is unclear, but various etiological theories have been postulated, including dissection of the intercostobrachial nerve, intraoperative damage to axillary nerve pathways and pain caused by neuroma; all of which are thought to be a result of the actual mastectomy or surgical procedure.


AABCP Webinar:  Post Mastectomy Pain Syndrome: An overview




AABCP Releases Post Mastectomy Care Patient Bill of Rights

AABCP in cooperation with the Global Breast Care Initiative, has released the first Post Mastectomy Care Patient Bill of Rights.  Also known as a Consumer Bill of Rights, this valuable statement outlines the rights of all post mastectomy patients as well as emphasizes the role of Certified post mastectomy fitters in the healing process.

Post-mastectomy care is more than fitting bras, it is a vital step in the healing process for all breast cancer survivors.

Proper post-mastectomy care begins immediately after, or slightly before, a mastectomy and extends throughout a person’s lifetime. It may involve simple education, multi-stage reconstruction surgery or external breast prostheses and specially designed and properly fit post-surgical garments, radiation or compression bras and lymphedema garments.  Or, it may involve a combination of care.

Whatever the choice each individual is entitled to appropriate and sufficient care provided by properly trained, licensed and Certified Fitters.

In collaboration with breast cancer survivors, Certified Fitters, medical professionals and breast cancer organizations,  American Association of Breast Care Professionals has developed a post-mastectomy care patient bill of rights that outlines the basic rights and expectations of appropriate standards of post-mastectomy care.


The PMC Bill of Rights is available from the AABCP website.

DMEPOS Changing Suppliers Order Requirements

DMEPOS Order Requirements for Changing Suppliers

On April 24, 2017 the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service issued CR 9886
Change Request (CR) 9886 instructs MACs to accept timely orders and medical documentation (so long as it meets Medicare requirements), regardless of whether the supplier received the documentation directly from the beneficiary’s eligible practitioner or from another, transferring supplier.
This Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services instruction  applies to all suppliers and would permit MACs to accept timely orders and medical documentation, regardless of whether the supplier received the documentation directly from the beneficiary’s eligible practitioner or from a transferring supplier.
It reminds all suppliers that a NEW ORDER is required in the following situations:
  • There is a change in the order for the accessory, supply, drug, and so forth
  • On a regular basis (even if there is no change in the order) only if it is so specified in the documentation section of a particular medical policy
  • When an item is replaced
  • When there is a change in the supplier, if the recipient supplier did not obtain a valid
  • order for the DMEPOS item from the transferring supplier.


Read the full CR9886