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CMS Publishes Final Rule that Defines Powered Orthoses and Exoskeletons as “Braces”

On November 1, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its annual final rule that established 2024 payment rates for the Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (PPS).  As expected, the final rule carried forward several important, but unrelated provisions that are of significant interest to O&P providers and the Medicare beneficiaries […]

First Class of O&P Business Certificate Program Celebrated at National Assembly

The University of Hartford’s first graduates of the Certificate in O&P Business Management were honored during a graduation ceremony Sept. 9 during the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association’s (AOPA) 2023 National Assembly in Indianapolis.  The graduates included Bridget Augustine, Amy Bauman, CPO, Curt Bertram, CPO, Jenny Chen, Linda Calabria, Yuri Escoto, Dana Glover, Fernando Ortiz, […]

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 […]