2015 Policy Forum


 

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Policy Forum Scores Big “TEN”

AOPA’s 2015 Policy Forum broke attendance records, built stronger legislative relationships, marked the event with introduction of critical O&P legislation in the House and Senate and generated 696 member encounters with their legislators and staff.  What a rousing success on all counts!

Breaking the 120 mark for member attendance represented a 20% increase over recent years and brought that much more energy and expertise to O&P’s efforts to get pressing patient care and provider issues in front of the people who can help make a difference.  Those who attended did the O&P community of patients and their colleagues a huge service in moving the legislative agenda front and center.

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. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Rep Mike Thompson (D-CA)  Three of the four have previously sponsored versions of the bill and adding Sen. Warner continues the bipartisan support this legislation has always generated.

S. 829 – Medicare O&P Improvement Act of 2015

H.R. 1530 – Medicare O&P Improvement Act of 2015

H.R. 1526 – Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2015

Post Acute Care Bundling

OTS Competitive Bidding Issue Position

O&P Improvements Act – Position Paper

Audit Issue Paper

O&P Education – Position Paper

ALJ and Strengthening O&P – Position Paper

2015 Policy Forum Position Paper on VA Issues

Policy Forum 2015 Gallery

 

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