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American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association urges action during annual Policy Forum

Orthotic and Prosthetic Community Calls on Congress to Improve the Lives of Those Living with Limb Loss and Difference American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association urges action during annual Policy Forum Washington, DC (May 16, 2022) – The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA), will ask Congress to act on proposals that will improve the orthotic […]

AOPA Impacts CMS Guidance Regarding Medicare Prior Authorization for Emergent Need Orthoses

In January 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the expansion of the Medicare prior authorization program to include the following five spinal and knee orthosis codes, L0648, L0650, L1832, L1833, and L1851. While the existing Medicare prior authorization program for select lower limb prosthesis codes has been very successful to date, […]

Joint Statement on Direct-to-Consumer Delivery Models of O&P Care

This week, AOPA, in conjunction with its O&P Alliance partners, AAOP, ABC, BOC, and NAAOP, issued a joint statement on direct-to-consumer delivery models for custom orthotic and prosthetic care.  The full consensus statement can be read here.

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