Monthly Webinars

During the one-hour monthly Webinars, AOPA experts provide the most up-to-date information on a specific topic.  Webinars are held the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM Eastern.  One registration is all it takes to provide the most reliable business information and CE Credits for your entire staff.  If you’ve missed a Webinar, AOPA will send you a recording of the webinar and quiz for CE credits, so you can still take advantage of the series discount and the valuable learning opportunities.

Per Seminar Sign Up for the Half Year Series & SAVE!
AOPA Members $99.00* $495.00
Non-Members $199.00* $995.00

AOPA members use code “member” when registering for the $99 price.

*Includes an unlimited number of participants per telephone line. Earn 1.5 Business CEs each by returning the provided quiz within 30 days and scoring at least 80%.  All webinars begin at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Sign up for the half year series and get 3 sessions FREE – this includes 2 bonus webinars added for Healthcare Compliance & Ethics Week November 5-11. The cost for the entire Series is $495 Members/$995 Non-Members.

Sign up for the July-December 2017 Webinars.

2017 Monthly Webinars

January 11O&P Clinical Documentation: Who Needs to Document and What You Need to Document
•Learn who is responsible for documentation
•Learn the detailed requirements for your documentation
•Learn how to avoid common documentation mistakes
Purchase Recording
February 8LSO/TLSO Policy
• Review which LSOs and TLSOs require PDAC approval
• Review when to use the CG modifier
• Review hospital/SNF billing for LSOs and TLSOs
• Review what type of documentation and ICD-10 codes required for coverage
Purchase Recording
March 8Marketing Your Business
• Making your business stand out
• Using your strengths to your advantage
• How patient relationships may increase your referral opportunities
• The value of both networking and marketing to your O&P practice
• Knowing how to reach out to the right people
• Building and maintaining relationships with referral sources
• The importance of brand recognition in O&P
Purchase Recording
April 12Grassroots Advocacy
Learn what you need to know to get started in grassroots advocacy from AOPA's Ashlie White, MA. Ms. White spent 8 years as Director of Government Affairs at NCOPTA, and 4 years on the Board of Directors at NAAOP while working as the Director of Operations for Beacon O&P.
• How to effectively lobby for fair treatment of O&P on the local and national level
• How to work with patients to help them become advocates for their own cause
• How to effectively communicate with representatives in Washington, DC and in your office
• How to act locally to change things nationally
Purchase Recording
May 10Modifiers: What Do They Mean and When to Use Them
• What is the difference between the RA & RB modifier?
• Which modifier allows you to provide services to a patient under hospice care?
• What is the true meaning of the KX modifier?
• What modifiers are used for upgraded & deluxe features?
Purchase Recording
June 14Internal Audits: The Why and the How of Conducting Self-Audits
How to create an in-house or self audit
• Where to start when building a self-audit?
• How often should you do self audits?
• What can self-audits tell you about your business?
Purchase Recording
July 12Know Your Resources: Where to Look to Find the Answers
• Learn how to navigate the CMS website
• What information can be found on the PDAC website
• What information can be found on your DMA MAC websites
• Which Medicare Manuals apply to O&P
• Where do I go to found out about appeals?
Purchase Recording
August 9What the Medicare Audit Data Tells Us & How to Avoid Common Errors
• What claims & services being denied?
• Why are they being denied?
• What I can fix, so my claims will not be denied
Purchase Recording
September 13ABC Inspections & Accreditation
• What to expect during and after a site visit
• Which Quality Standards apply to O&P?
• What can I do to get ready for accreditation?
• Answers to common accreditation myths and questions
Purchase Recording
October 11AFO/KAFO Policy
• What documentation must exist in order to use the KX modifier on your claim
• What are the coverage rules for AFOs with ambulatory vs. non-ambulatory patient
• How to bill for repairs to AFO's and KAFO's
• When is it okay to use a custom fabricated AFO/KAFO
• Basic review of the major component of a Medicare medical policy
Purchase Recording
November 8Gift Giving: Show Your Thanks & Remain Compliant
• When gifts to referral sources are acceptable
• When gifts to patients are acceptable
• Federal Anti-Kickback Regulations
• Tips for creating a complaint gift giving policy
November 9Special Healthcare Compliance & Ethics Week Webinar

non-members $50/AOPA members FREE

"Three Amigos" of a Compliance Program— Compliance Officer, Legal, and Human Resources—Can Work Together to Support and Advance an Effective Compliance Program
• Assess and identify how Compliance, Legal, and HR play critical roles in several key elements of a compliance program to include those related to policies and procedures, auditing and monitoring, response and investigation, and enforcement
• Identify and learn how to align the strengths and weaknesses of these three areas so as to optimize their overall, collective contributions to the development of a compliance program.
• Identify risks to mitigate the potential of sub optimization in the level of collaboration among Compliance, Legal, and HR given their respective duties that support an effective compliance program
November 10Special Healthcare Compliance & Ethics Week Webinar

non-members $50/AOPA members FREE

Teaching Professionalism and Ethics during Residency
•The need for a conscious approach to ethical decision making
•The importance of reflective practice, a purposeful approach, a high trust level, and teachable moments
•The importance of real-time feedback on what went well, what could have gone better, and the rationale for a particular decision
•The value of explicit guidance in the form of company policies
December 13New Codes & Other Updates for 2018
• Learn about new HCPCS codes effective January 1, 2018.
• Discuss verbiage changes to existing codes and how they may affect your business.
• Find out which codes will no longer be used as of January 1, 2017.
• Find out AOPA's interpretation of why the changes took place.
• Look at any other pertinent policy/legislative changes your facility should be aware of in order to succeed in 2015.


Questions, contact Ryan Gleeson at or 571/431-0876.