Schedule


Policy Forum Schedule

Monday, March 23, 2015 
12:45 – 4:40 PM Briefings and updates from Senators and Representatives, the AOPA lobbying team, and other experts on critical issues confronting the O&P community
4:45 – 5:45 PM O&P PAC Fundraiser Reception (contribution required)
6:30 PM Reception and Dinner (included)
 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
7:30 AM Breakfast, Review of Talking Points and a Mock Congressional Visit
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Congressional Appointments
4:00 – 4:30 PM Debriefing Session
5:00 – 8:00 PM Module 1 – Optional Add-on program. AOPA extended educational modules: These high-level executive meetings will provide the business information and Washington insider focus you need to continue to run your highly successful business.

1.  Competitive Bidding—Winners, Losers and Determining If You Want to Play, by Joseph McTernan, Director of Coding & Reimbursement Services, Education and Programming and Kim Brummett, MBA, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, American Association of Homecare2. A Surgeon’s Perspective on O&P, by Francis X. McGuigan, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Georgetown University

3. With Wal-Mart as a Health Insurer, and Amazon Delivering Orthotic Braces within Four Hours: Who are Your Friends and Who Are Your Enemies—A Fresh Look at O&P Partners and Competitors, by Thomas F. Fise, JD, Executive Director, AOPA

 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Module 2 – Wednesday, March 25, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Special Business and Clinical Educational Program

1. Coding and Reimbursement Segment – Joseph McTernan, Director of Coding & Reimbursement Services, Education and Programming, AOPA and Devon Bernard, Assistant Director of Coding & Reimbursement Services, Education and Programming, AOPA

  • Primer: Steps You Can Take to Avoid RAC/Pre-Payment Audits and Succeed If You Get Them
  • Current Impact of OTS orthotic Codes on Your Business: A Review of Recent Audit Results
  • Turning Challenges into Opportunities: Strategies to Increase Revenue without Breaking the Rules

2. FDA and Your O&P Business by Pam Forrest, Partner, King and Spalding

3. Prosthetics & Orthotics, Five Year Fast Forward: Getting the Answers Needed to Preserve and Grow vs. De-Valuing the Core of O&P, by Thomas F. Fise, JD, Executive Director, AOPA

 
Registration Fees
Policy Forum $150
Module I, $200
Module II, $300
Entire Program $575 (save $75!)