Full U.S. House Approves Legislation, Including Text to Legitimatize the Orthotist’s/Prosthetist’s Notes as Part of the Medical Record in Medical Necessity Determination

This afternoon, the full House of Representatives acted by consent on suspension to adopt H.R. 3178, a bill to cut red tape and make some non-controversial changes to the Medicare program. Included in this bill was a single provision on O&P– the long-awaited provision to recognize the orthotist-prosthetist’s notes as part of the medical record […]

AOPA Announces Winners of 2017-2018 Pilot Grant Awards

In February, AOPA, in partnership with the Center for O&P Learning & Evidence-Based Practice (COPL), announced a Request for Pilot Grant Proposals in 16 potential areas of orthotic and prosthetic research including an open topic. A record 38 proposals were received in response to the request for proposals, and the board took the extraordinary step of […]

AOPA Needs a New Logo

AOPA is getting a new logo for 2018, and we need your help! We are reaching out to the O&P Profession and designers around the world to enter a contest to design the new logo. One winner will receive $500, and the contest ends July 31, 2017. AOPA has used a different variations of the […]

Committee Approved: Bipartisan Bills to Improve Medicare, Protect Taxpayers

In conjunction with our continuing efforts to advance the provisions of H.R. 2599/ S.1191, the Medicare Orthotics & Prosthetics Improvement Act, we are pleased to advise you that the provision which would assure that the prosthetist/orthotist patient notes are included as part of the official Medicare medical record for purposes of medical necessity determinations has […]