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Competitive Bidding Reminder: Time to Register for DBids is Running Out, Deadline is 8/16

If you intend to submit a bid for the Round 2021 Competitive Bidding Program, you must register with the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Bidding System, DBidS, by this Friday, August 16. If you have not already done so, all registrations must be completed by 8:59:59 p.m. ET. If you have not registered by then you will not be able to […]

CMS Releases Proposed Rules for ESRD PPS & Gap-Filling Methodologies

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS), and included in the proposed rule were major changes to the gap-filling methodology. Gap-filling is the current procedure for how new introduced products and HCPCS codes receive a fee schedule […]

2019 Thranhardt Award Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2019 Thranhardt Award Winners Announced WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2019 – Tiffany Graham, MSPO, CPO, LPO, FAAOP, Kelly Millay, MPO, and Andreas Hahn, PhD, MSc, are the recipients of the 2019 Howard R. Thranhardt Award. The Award, established in 1996 by a gift from J.E. Hanger in memory of Howard R. Thranhardt, […]

Ohio Policymakers Introduce Legislative Initiative that Could Impact O&P in the State

Last week, Ohio State Senator Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) and Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced a legislative initiative called The Common Sense Initiative (CSI). The CSI includes language that will give flexibility to the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers (OTPTAT) Board to give permission to those who research and develop prosthetics using […]

Co-OP Tutorial this Friday

Get all your Co-OP questions answered during a live tutorial. If you haven’t signed up for the Co-OP yet, this is a perfect opportunity to learn about the profession’s most comprehensive O&P resource for coding, billing, and reimbursement. Join us for the Co-OP Tutorial this Friday, June 21, 2019 from 12 – 1 PM ET. […]

Now Available: 2019 National Assembly Program

O&P never stops evolving and neither does the National Assembly. At the 2019 National Assembly, September 25-28 in San Diego, the waves of change will come to a crest. The Assembly has visionaries, including Capt. Lanny Boswell, USN (Ret), PhD, PT, OCS, the Commanding Officer for the Military Hospital Ship USNS Comfort’s medical treatment facility […]

Help Needed: Urge Your Legislator to Support the Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act

Earlier this month, Congress introduced the Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act (H.R. 2487 in the House, S. 1315 in the Senate). The legislation would authorize $5 million per year for three years to provide limited, one-time competitive grants to qualified universities to create or expand accredited advanced education programs in prosthetics and orthotics. Priority will […]

Orthotic and Prosthetic Community to Congress: Help Us Restore Lives of Those Living with Limb Loss and Impairment

Orthotic and Prosthetic Community to Congress: Help Us Restore Lives of Those Living with Limb Loss and Impairment American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association urges action during annual Policy Forum Washington, DC (May 7, 2019) – The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA), will ask Congress to act on proposals that will improve the orthotic and […]

Call for Volunteers

AOPA Wants YOU! Build your network. Advance your career. Give back to the profession. Volunteer for a Committee and/or Workgroup. The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) has opened its annual call for volunteers and we need your talent. Employees of all AOPA member companies are invited to serve on one of AOPA’s Committees and/or […]

Statement from Eve Lee, Executive Director of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association on DOJ Operation Brace Yourself

ALEXANDRIA, VA – April 10, 2019 – On March 28, 2019, the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) released a statement strongly criticizing the use of lead generation marketing to deliver orthotic devices to patients covered by Medicare or other insurances. This practice puts patients at risk as it does not provide clinical care by […]