Exciting New Development: Upper Extremity Correct Coding Guidance Has Been Retired

DME MACs and PDAC Announce Retirement of Correct Coding Guidance for Upper Extremity Prostheses On March 15, 2023, the DME MACs and PDAC announced the retirement of their previously published correct coding guidance for upper extremity prostheses.  The correct coding guidance, originally published on March 31, 2022 resulted in significant concern from AOPA and its […]

AOPAversity Unavailable January 6-8

Due to our AOPAversity system provider being shut down, AOPAversity (all on-demand AOPA education courses) will be unavailable this weekend, January 6-8. During this time, you will not be able to access any courses, so please plan accordingly. You will be able to access AOPAversity again beginning Monday, January 9. We do apologize for the […]

AOPA Announces 2023 Board of Directors

Alexandria, VA (December 1, 2022) – Today, the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is pleased to announce its 2023 Board of Directors. The Executive Committee will consist of Teri Kuffel, JD who assumes the role of President. Along with, Dave McGill who moves into the role of Immediate Past President and Mitchell Dobson, CPO, […]

AOPA Announces Recipient of Inaugural Professor Hans Georg Näder Digital O&P Care Award

Alexandria, VA (October 19, 2022) – The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the first Professor Hans Georg Näder Digital O&P Care Award, David Boone, PhD, MPH. The Award was established this year by a gift from Ottobock Healthcare in honor of Professor Hans Georg Näder and his […]

Orthotic and Prosthetic Foundations Merge

September 30, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERF Contact: Manisha S. Bhaskar Tel: (202) 380-3663\ COPL Contact: Joy Burwell Tel: (571) 431-0817 Orthotic and Prosthetic Foundations Merge Leading foundations focused on orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) education and research merge to form a new foundation focusing on the future of O&P patient care. The Orthotic […]

AOPA Announces 2022 Thranhardt Award Recipients

Alexandria, VA (August 23, 2022) – The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Howard R. Thranhardt Award are Tiffany Graham, MSPO, CPO, LPO, FAAOP and Jennifer Johansson, MS. The Award, established in 1996 by a gift from J.E. Hanger in memory of Howard R. Thranhardt, CP, […]

CO-261 Claim Rejections Resolved

Several AOPA members had reported having an issue with select lower limb prosthetic claims being rejected with the remark code CO-261 (The procedure or service is inconsistent with the patient’s history). Since the claims were rejected and not denied the claim could not be appealed; it could only be fixed and resubmitted. However, there was […]

AOPA Working to Help Kids Move

Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the groundbreaking U.S. civil rights legislation – signed into law on July 26th, 1990 – that prohibits discrimination and guarantees opportunity in mainstream American life for people with disabilities. To honor the ADA and help advance inclusion – in all facets of society […]