AOPA Announces the 2023 Thranhardt Award Recipients

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Howard R. Thranhardt Award are Andreas Kannenberg, MD (GER), PhD, Shane Wurdeman, PhD, CP, FAAOP (D), and Matt Wernke, PhD. The Award, established in 1996 by a gift from J.E. Hanger in memory of Howard R. Thranhardt, CP, has […]

CMS Issues Final Regulations for 2024 Medicare Advantage Plans

Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized regulations that establishes operating requirements for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans operating in 2024 .  This is an annual process and AOPA provided comments last year as the rule was being drafted, but the 2024 final rule will require MA plans to operate much more similarly […]

CMS Issued Proposed Rule that Defines Powered Orthoses and Exoskeletons as “Braces”

On June 30, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its annual proposed rule that will establish 2024 payment rates for the Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (PPS). As often is the case, several important, but unrelated provisions were included in this proposed rule that will have significant impact on O&P providers […]