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CMS and AMA Announce Efforts to Help Providers Get Ready for ICD-10

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 […]

Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies in King v. Burwell: What Does this Mean for YOU?

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 […]

AOPA and O&P Alliance Meets with CMS Deputy Administrator Dr. Shantanu Agrawal

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 […]

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 […]

Renewed Hope for Relief from Recent O&P Challenges – Medicare O&P Improvement Act

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. […]

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