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Important Update Regarding RAC Announcement On Audit of L5845 – Issue Has Been Removed from the RAC Website

In the April 20, 2017 AOPA in Advance: SmartBrief newsletter, AOPA announced that Performant Recovery, the contractor who serves as the national recovery audit contractor (RAC) for all Medicare DMEPOS, Hospice and Home Health services, had announced that it would begin performing an automated review on claims involving HCPCS code L5845 billed in conjunction with specific […]

Call for Papers for the 2nd AOPA World Congress

Gain International Recognition * Advance your Career * Improve Patient Care AOPA has announced the call for papers for the Second O&P World Congress to be held September 6‐9, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. AOPA is seeking high‐quality educational and research content to set the stage for a broad curriculum of […]

Congress Close to a Deal on Funding of the Federal Government; Modest Potential Impact on O&P and Suspension of Medical Device Excise Tax for Non-O&P in Play

On Wednesday, December 16th, President Obama signed a short term spending measure that will allow the Federal government to continue to operate until December 22, allowing Congress to finalize its long anticipated Omnibus appropriations and tax break extender legislation that will fund the Federal government for the remainder of the 2016 fiscal year.  Two important […]

2015 National Assembly Thranhardt Award Contenders Announced

Launched by a gift from J.E. Hanger in memory of Howard R. Thranhardt, CP, the series has become one of the most distinguished honors in the orthotics and prosthetics profession. Attend the 2015 AOPA National Assembly to see the “best of the best” at the award winning Thranhardt Lecture Series.  This year’s award contenders are […]

Renewed Hope for Relief from Recent O&P Challenges – Medicare O&P Improvement Act

Seldom does a single piece of legislation do so much for a vital segment of patients and healthcare providers as does the new version of the Medicare O&P Improvement Act of 2015 introduced by Sen. Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Warner (D-VA) in the Senate (S. 829).  The House bill (H.R. 1530 was introduced by Rep. […]

STUDY:  MEDICARE AUDIT “MESS” SURGING AT RATE OF 15,000 NEW APPEALS PER WEEK, AGENCY COULD AVOID RAPIDLY MOUNTING INTEREST PAYMENTS

 AOPA:  More than 100 Small Health Care Providers Already Shut Down Due to Delays and Many More at Risk; No End in Sight to Estimated Backlog of 1.5 Million Appeals Now Languishing. WASHINGTON, D.C.///March 19, 2015///With a massive backlog of Medicare reimbursement appeals by health care providers growing at the alarming rate of 15,000 a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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