The four DME MACs have just released a Draft Local Coverage Determination (LCD) and Policy Article that, when finalized, will govern Medicare coverage of Lower Limb Prostheses. The draft policy contains significant revisions from the existing Lower Limb Prosthesis medical policy and AOPA is working diligently to review the draft policy and provide a detailed […]
With less than three months remaining until the nation switches from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have announced efforts to help physicians get ready ahead of the October 1 deadline. This announcement indicates a shift […]
Insurance premium subsidies will continue to flow to Americans in all states under the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court decided 6-3 in King v. Burwell on June 25. The justices sided with the Obama administration in the historic decision, saying the healthcare law allows Americans in all states-not just those that established their […]
On June 3, the O&P Alliance, including AOPA’s President Charles Dankmeyer, and Executive Director Tom Fise, JD, met with the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Program Integrity at CMS. The meeting included several topics: local coverage determination (LCD) recognition of O&P clinicians’ notes as part of the medical record; who can bill […]
The Sam E. Hamontree, CP(E) Business Education Award was created to recognize the best business paper submitted for presentation at the AOPA National Assembly. This award is envisioned as a counterpart to the Thranhardt Award given each year to the best clinical abstract(s). The audience will be invited to cast their vote for the award […]
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 […]
Check out the exciting program for the country’s oldest and largest meeting for the orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic profession. Peruse the offerings from the five unique concurrent sessions for Orthotists, Prosthetists, Pedorthists, Technicians, Business Owners and Managers. We can’t wait to see you in San Antonio!
Below is the text of an email AOPA Executive Director, Tom Fise, JD, sent to AOPA’s Board of Directors and allied organizations announcing the success of the sign-on letter that obtained the wide support of members of Congress responding to the full court press from AOPA members and the other O&P organizations. “I am pleased […]
AOPA recently brought the message to Congress that “Mobility Saves” with a special news briefing where participants could view the latest prosthetic technology, receive an overview of insurance challenges patients face, along with legislative, regulatory and research issues in Orthotics & Prosthetics, Medicare, VA, the Department of Defense and the private sector. Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor and […]
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