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Opportunities for Clinical O&P Research Support from AOPA

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association is proud to announce 5 Requests for Proposals for separate research grants. As part of AOPA’s Orthotics 2020 initiative, we are committed to making a major leap forward in clinical research that can answer some of the most important and profound issues about Orthotics. AOPA, together with its many […]

Update: Orthotist/prosthetist notes will be considered part of the patient’s medical record by CMS!

It’s official! As a follow-up to yesterday’s announcement, with the overnight action of both Senate and House in enacting the Continuing Resolution and the spending bill, and with President Trump having signed that legislation, not only is the federal government open, but the following O&P provision is now officially signed into law: SEC. 50402. ORTHOTIST’S […]

A Legislative win for O&P

The Continuing Resolution/Spending Bill that is moving through Congress to keep the government open has provided the means to accomplish one of the key components of the O&P Medicare Improvements Act, which AOPA, its lobbyists, its members, and MANY important friends in O&P have been fighting for several years! The legislation set to be enacted […]

DME MACs Issue a Correct Coding Bulletin for Diabetic Shoe Inserts

On February 1, 2018 the four Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs) issued a correct coding bulletin that addresses proper coding of diabetic shoe inserts described by HCPCS codes A5512, A5513, and the recently created K0903 which describes custom fabricated, total contact inserts that are manufactured through a direct milling process that utilizes […]