What has Happened with Medicare Amputee Services Since 2010?


What has happened to Medicare’s Spending on Prosthetics since 2010?

AOPA has analyzed the data, and the picture is clear. Medicare spent 15% less in 2014 than in 2010 on prosthetics.

Medicare spending on advanced prosthetics has trended down 41%, while spending on older technologies has trended up almost 50%. Overall spending has decreased by 15% since 2010.2010-2014 medicare data

Year All Prosthetic Spending Year All Prosthetic Spending
2005 $607,797,189 2010 $770,462,739
2006 $628,220,869 2011 $756,265,554
2007 $676,421,628 2012 $710,599,456
2008 $704,604,327 2013 $664,405,441
2009 $753,410,033 2014  $662,585,471

 

Medicare Spending has INCREASED on antiquated prosthetics and DECREASED on Newer Technologies.

2014 medicare data technolgy

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total % Change  2010-2014
K3 & K4 Feet $90,386,136 $87,863,510 $80,780,898 $61,078,042 $57,205,529 -41.6%
K1 & K2 Feet $3,123,856 $3,385,101 $3,815,199 $4,540,293 $4,98,3348 49.9%

 

See a breakdown of the data and more in-depth analyses.