AOPA, through its partnership with the research and data firm Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC, has obtained a plethora of data specific to the provision and utilization of Orthotic & Prosthetic services. While the complete library of data is virtually endless, AOPA wanted to make available a compendium of some of the more telling data to its members. This data, which is only available to current AOPA members, tells a compelling story about the type of O&P services Medicare patients are receiving as well as what provider categories (O&P, physicians, DME suppliers, pharmacies, etc.) are providing them. It also provides valuable information regarding patients who initially receive off the shelf (OTS) items who later require custom fitted or custom fabricated items. In addition, the compendium contains valuable information regarding the cost effectiveness of O&P services relative to their effect on overall healthcare expenditures for Medicare patients.
While the compendium is only a small sample of the data that Dobson DaVanzo has analyzed on behalf of AOPA, we believe that it represents an excellent sample of the full data set that AOPA has collected.
To access the compendium, AOPA members will be required to log in to the members only section of the AOPA website using their username and password.