On December 1, 2016 the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced that it was soliciting public comment on the key questions that would be used in its previously announced systematic review of clinical literature relative to lower limb prostheses. Comments were to be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on December 20, 2016.
AOPA, with significant input from its Medical Advisory Board and its expert steering committee, as well as AOPA Board members, developed and submitted detailed comments that addressed both the systematic review in general as well as responses to the 8 key questions on which the AHRQ had requested comments. In addition to its own comments, AOPA actively contributed to comments developed and submitted by the O&P Alliance, and AOPA expressed in our submission to AHRQ that we also join in and support the comments of the O&P Alliance of which AOPA is a member. Many other organizations and individuals have also submitted comments on this very important topic.
Questions regarding the AOPA submission may be directed to Joe McTernan at firstname.lastname@example.org.