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Prosthetics 2020: An Invitation to AOPA Members

Our profession has endured a veritable sea change in the past five years, impacting what prostheses and orthoses are available to our patients, as well as how and at what rate our services are paid for by payers.  What do the next five years hold in store—what will prosthetics be like five years from now, […]

AOPA Announces 2015 RFP’s

AOPA has prepared RFPs inviting research proposals in multiple areas. Grants range in size from up to $15,000 to up to $60,000 and possibly higher amounts.  Subject areas will include: Comparative Effectiveness Studies. (Jointly Funded – $ Open) Prosthetic Feet, emphasis on lower function Cranial Remolding OTS vs Custom Fit and Custom Made AFO’s Systematic […]

AOPA Statement on 3-D Printing in Prosthetics and Frequent Errant Estimates of the Average Cost of Upper and Lower Limb Custom-Fabricated Prosthetic Devices

America’s prosthetic and orthotic health professionals deliver patient – centered care each day to persons of all ages whose mobility has been compromised by limb loss and chronic limb impairment.  This includes the commitment for trained, licensed and accredited health professionals delivering cost efficient care that also meets all patient protections established via federal and […]

O&P Industry Leaders Attend the Inaugural AOPA Leadership Conference

On January 9-11th more than 150 O&P industry leaders participated in the inaugural AOPA Leadership Conference held at the Eau Palm Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, Florida. While the stunning views and great weather outside of the meeting room proved to be quite a temptation, the group remained focused on the task at hand: discussing the […]

Register Now for the 2015 Policy Forum

Join us March 23-25 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The 2015 AOPA Policy Forum will be held March 23-24, 2015 with post-conference events being held March 24-25 at the Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC. The Policy Forum is your best opportunity to learn the latest legislative and regulatory details and how they […]

Introducing AOPA’s Take….Where You Go When You Need to Know!!!

As we begin 2015, AOPA is excited to offer a new form of communication to all members of the O&P community, AOPA’s Take. Using a blog style format, AOPA’s Take will keep you in the loop regarding news and information that is vital to the business of O&P. While AOPA has established lines of communication […]

Editorial Published on Dobson DaVanzo Research Proving O&P Saves Lives and Money

AOPA immediate past-president Anita Liberman-Lampear of University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center has published an editorial in the Roanoke Times on the Dobson-DaVanzo research, funded by AOPA and commissioned by the Amputee Coalition, that used Medicare’s own data to prove that providing orthotics and prosthetics is cost-effective. The study was the basis for Mobility Saves, the public […]

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