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2016 HCPCS Codes Released

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the new HCPCS codes for 2016. There were no L-codes added or deleted for 2016. There were two minor verbiage changes for codes L1902 and L1904, which describe pre-fabricated and custom fabricated ankle gauntlet style devices respectively. Below is a breakdown of the code descriptor […]

Obama White House Disappoints With Interim Response to “We the People” Petition on LCD

AOPA Reacts Over 100,000 people took President Obama at his word when they shared their names, email addresses and trust in/commitment to government, signing on in 17 days to surpass the 100,000 signatures required to prompt direct White House intervention and action on the draft lower prosthetic LCD. Others were skeptical, seeing the We the […]

AOPA Assembly

2015 National Assembly Highlights

The 98th Annual AOPA National Assembly October 7-10 held in conjunction with the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics drew 2,200 O&P professionals to San Antonio, Texas. Whether it was the magnet power of San Antonio, the programming, the convenient facilities or all of the above, the initial feedback has been […]

AOPA President Charlie Dankmeyer, Jr. CPO Publishes Op-Ed in Washington Times

Read AOPA President Charlie Dankmeyer, Jr., CPO’s Opinion Editorial on the LCD Draft in the Washington Times “Like my peers, I have spent my 40-plus-year career working to move persons with limb loss out of the shadows of society, away from the public notion that they are “disabled” …people wearing prostheses today are a health […]

AOPA Submits Comments on LCD Draft Policy

AOPA submitted comments on the LCD Policy on Friday, August 28. Read the comments here. Researchers Referenced in CMS’ Bibliography in Support of LCD Submitted a Letter Objecting to their Use of their Work. Read their comments here. Today is the last day to submit comments on the policy. You can quickly submit a letter from www.AOPAvotes.org.

Update on AOPA’s Amputee Rally and CMS Meeting on LCD Policy

We started with a Tuesday press advisory which included AC and AOPA—Senator Bob Kerrey, Charles Dankmeyer, Adrianne Haslet, Drs. Paul Pasquina and Stephen Fisher, and Amputee Coalition President Dan Berschinski.  It began the tide of press interest which carried over to the August 26th events.  The DME MAC hearing attracted roughly 200 amputees, to hear […]

AOPA and the Amputee Coalition Host News Conference

AMPUTEES, EXPERTS:  DON’T “TURN BACK THE CLOCK” ON STANDARD OF CARE FOR TWO MILLION AMERICAN AMPUTEES  Former Senator Bob Kerrey, Boston Marathon Survivor Join Amputee Coalition and AOPA in Urging Medicare to Rescind Draft Rule Imposing “Serious Setback” for Amputees.  WASHINGTON, D.C – August 25, 2015 – A double amputee who has worn advanced prosthetic […]

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