Action Needed: Ask Your Senators to to Support Funding for O&P Education

This week the Senate will start debate on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which lays out the 2021 budget and expenditures of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and creates new programs within the DoD. Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and David Purdue (R-GA) have introduced an amendment to the bill which […]

DME MACs and PDAC Release Joint Publication Announcing Coding Verification Requirement for Six Lower Limb Prosthetic Codes that Will Require Medicare Prior Authorization

On June 26, 2020, the Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs) and Pricing, Data Analysis, and Coding Contractor (PDAC) released a joint announcement for a new coding verification requirement for the six lower limb prostheses that were previously announced as  subject to Medicare prior authorization. While implementation of Medicare prior authorization has been […]

Registration for the 2020 Virtual National Assembly is Open

Even though we won’t be face-to-face, the 2020 Virtual National Assembly will have it all… The best in business education and advanced clinical programming offered in general sessions, poster presentations, and engaging concurrent breakouts.  A robust exhibit hall. Roundtable discussions with the most influential people in the profession. Fun events such as coffee breaks and […]

COVID-19 Update: Paycheck Protection Program Changes

This week Congress finalized legislation to ensure that businesses that received a forgivable loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) can have more leeway on how to spend those funds. Under the newly-passed Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 small businesses would have to spend just 60 percent of the loan money on payroll […]

Statement from AOPA on Systematic Racism

The death of George Floyd, the protests, and the disproportionate impact COVID-19 is having on racial and ethnic minorities and the poor and socially disadvantaged among us has once again brought to the forefront the long-standing issue of systematic racism in this country. The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) stands with our members in […]