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2015 National Assembly Hamontree Award Contenders Announceds

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 […]

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 […]

The 2015 AOPA Assembly Preliminary Program is Available Now

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!

AOPA & Congress Team up to Hold HHS to Task

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 […]

Mobility Saves Gets Mention on CNN Following Congressional Briefing

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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