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AOPA’s 2019 Legislative Victories

Thanks in large part to your efforts, the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) secured several legislative victories in 2019, positioning us to achieve even more success in the second session of the 116th Congress, which convenes on January 7. Our victories included: In May, Congress introduced the Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act which would […]

CMS Announces Significant Changes to Requirements for Physician Orders

As part of their overall effort to reduce provider burden, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a significant change to the requirements for physician orders for Durable Medical Equipment, Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Supplies (DMEPOS).  The change is effective for claims with a date of service on or after January 1, 2020 […]

CMS Releases the 2020 Medicare DMEPOS Fee Schedule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2020 Medicare DMEPOS fee schedule which will be effective for Medicare claims with a date of service on or after January 1, 2020.  As anticipated, the 2020 Medicare fee schedule for orthotic and prosthetic services will be increased by 0.9% over 2019 rates. The […]

Action Needed: Support the Medicare O&P Patient-Centered Care Act

Friday, November 22, the House of Representatives introduced the Medicare O&P Patient-Centered Care Act (H.R. 5262). This bipartisan legislation would improve access to, and quality of orthotic and prosthetic care received by Medicare beneficiaries while simultaneously combatting fraud and abuse. Specifically, this bill would: Restore congressional intent by revising the overly expansive regulatory interpretation of […]

2020 National Assembly Call for Papers Now Open

Contribute to high-value clinical and scientific offerings and share your expertise with over 2,000 orthotic, prosthetic, and pedorthic professionals. Submit your proposal for the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association’s 2020 National Assembly, September 9-12, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV. We are looking for: Clinical Free Papers – The top scoring papers will compete for the prestigious […]

HCPCS Code Changes for 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for 2020, and there were a few minor changes. Below is a complete breakdown of the code changes which will be effective for claims with a date of service on or after January 1, 2020.

HHS OIG Releases Report Comparing Medicare Payment for Orthoses with Payments by Other Insurers

HHS Office of Inspector General Releases a Report Comparing Medicare Payment for Orthoses with Payments by Other Insurers On October 30, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report that compared Medicare payments for orthoses to payments made by non-Medicare payers from 2012-2015.  The OIG cited […]

Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week ~ November 3-9, 2019

Next month, AOPA and our members are celebrating Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week with daily activities. AOPA encourages its members to make the right choices all year long, and celebrate Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week with AOPA! AOPA’s first HCEW was November 5-11, 2017. This year’s celebration will take place November 3-9. Every day AOPA […]

2019 National Assembly Attendees Drove the Waves of Change

Last week nearly 2,400 individuals from the O&P profession gathered in San Diego for the 102nd National Assembly. Below are the highlights of what attendees experienced. The Assembly kicked off Wednesday afternoon with the recognition of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Jim Kaiser and the 2019 Legislative Advocacy Awardees Glenn Crumpton, CPO, Stella Seiber, […]

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association Heads to San Diego for the 102nd Annual National Assembly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association Heads to San Diego for the 102nd Annual National Assembly Washington, DC (September 17, 2019) – The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) will host over 2,000 orthotic, prosthetic, and pedorthic professionals for the 2019 AOPA National Assembly, September 25-28 at the San Diego Convention Center. […]