Extended Education Sessions available Post Policy Forum


The 2015 Policy Forum is not only the place to receive the latest legislative and regulatory information from key congressional representatives, AOPA lobbyist and staff, but also the place to receive special business and clinical education as well.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 5:00 to 8:00 PM (Includes Dinner)
Competitive Bidding—Winners, Losers and Determining If You Want to Play
Joseph McTernan, AOPA’s Director of Coding & Reimbursement Services, and Kim Brummett, MBA, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, American Association of Homecare

A Surgeon’s Perspective on O&P —
Francis X. McGuigan, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Georgetown University

With Wal-Mart as a Health Insurer, and Amazon Delivering Orthotic Braces within Four Hours: Who are Your Friends and Who Are Your Enemies—A Fresh Look at O&P Partners and Competitors
Thomas F. Fise, JD, Executive Director, AOPAPolicy Forum logo

Wednesday, March 25, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (Includes Breakfast and Lunch)
Coding and Reimbursement Segment – Joseph McTernan, Director of Coding & Reimbursement Services, Education and Programming, AOPA
Devon Bernard, Assistant Director of Coding & Reimbursement Services, Education and Programming, AOPA
a. Primer: Steps You Can Take to Avoid RAC/Pre-Payment Audits and Succeed If You Get Them
b. Current Impact of OTS orthotic Codes on Your Business: A Review of Recent Audit Results
c. Turning Challenges into Opportunities: Strategies to Increase Revenue without Breaking the Rules

FDA and Your O&P Business: Pam Forrest, Partner, King and Spalding

Prosthetics & Orthotics, Five Year Fast Forward: Getting the Answers Needed to Preserve and Grow vs. De-Valuing the Core of O&P
Thomas F. Fise, JD, Executive Director, AOPA

The Policy Forum begins at 12:45 PM on Tuesday, March 23. Attendees will hear from key congressional representatives, AOPA lobbyist and staff. These sessions will prepare you for Wednesday’s congressional meetings. On Wednesday morning state delegations will together visit their congressional representatives to educate them on O&P and offer common sense solutions to the critical issues the profession is facing. Download the full agenda and learn more here.