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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 […]

Extended Education Sessions available Post Policy Forum

The 2015 Policy Forum is not only the place to receive the latest legislative and regulatory information from key congressional representatives, AOPA lobbyist and staff, but also the place to receive special business and clinical education as well. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 5:00 to 8:00 PM (Includes Dinner) Competitive Bidding—Winners, Losers and Determining If You […]

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 Announces 2015 RFP’s

AOPA has prepared RFPs inviting research proposals in multiple areas. Grants range in size from up to $15,000 to up to $60,000 and possibly higher amounts.  Subject areas will include: Comparative Effectiveness Studies. (Jointly Funded – $ Open) Prosthetic Feet, emphasis on lower function Cranial Remolding OTS vs Custom Fit and Custom Made AFO’s Systematic […]

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 […]

O&P Industry Leaders Attend the Inaugural AOPA Leadership Conference

On January 9-11th more than 150 O&P industry leaders participated in the inaugural AOPA Leadership Conference held at the Eau Palm Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, Florida. While the stunning views and great weather outside of the meeting room proved to be quite a temptation, the group remained focused on the task at hand: discussing the […]

Register Now for the 2015 Policy Forum

Join us March 23-25 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The 2015 AOPA Policy Forum will be held March 23-24, 2015 with post-conference events being held March 24-25 at the Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC. The Policy Forum is your best opportunity to learn the latest legislative and regulatory details and how they […]

Introducing AOPA’s Take….Where You Go When You Need to Know!!!

As we begin 2015, AOPA is excited to offer a new form of communication to all members of the O&P community, AOPA’s Take. Using a blog style format, AOPA’s Take will keep you in the loop regarding news and information that is vital to the business of O&P. While AOPA has established lines of communication […]

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