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Special on July-December Webinars

Subscribe to the July-December half-year series and get 3 free webinars. This includes 2 bonus webinars added as part of Healthcare Compliance & Ethics Week, that are free to all AOPA members with no purchase required. Stay on top of all relevant reimbursement issues and earn 1.5 CE credits each month. One registration is all […]

Introducing the AOPA Co-OP

AOPA is proud to announce the launch of a new AOPA member benefit. The Co-OP, an online reimbursement, coding and policy resource, will serve as a collection of concise, but detailed information with links to supporting documentation for the topics most important to AOPA Members. Like a Wikipedia of all things O&P, the Co-OP will […]

The 2017 AOPA World Congress Preliminary Program is Available

The preliminary program is now available! See the amazing line-up of physicians, researchers, and top-notch practitioners presenting on the education you need in this changing health care environment: the triple aim, advanced technologies, integrated care, osseointegration, cybersecurity, diabetic foot care, documentation and reimbursement, 3-D printing and much, much more. Register and learn more.

Jurisdiction C DME MAC Announces Pre-Payment Review of Microprocessor Knee Code

On May 4, 2017, CGS Administrators, LLC, the Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractor (DME MAC) for Jurisdiction C, announced the initiation of a widespread pre-payment review for HCPCS code L5856-Addition to lower extremity prosthesis, endoskeletal knee-shin system, microprocessor control feature, swing and stance phase, includes electronic sensor(s), any type.  L5856 is used as an […]

AOPA 2017 World Congress Registration is Open!

AOPA World Congress ~ September 6-9, 2017 ~ Las Vegas The best and the brightest clinical and business speakers. The biggest O&P exhibit hall. Networking with the most influential people in the industry. The fun events. More than 32 CE’s… Need any more reasons to attend the 2017 AOPA World Congress? How about Las Vegas? […]

Important Update Regarding RAC Announcement On Audit of L5845 – Issue Has Been Removed from the RAC Website

In the April 20, 2017 AOPA in Advance: SmartBrief newsletter, AOPA announced that Performant Recovery, the contractor who serves as the national recovery audit contractor (RAC) for all Medicare DMEPOS, Hospice and Home Health services, had announced that it would begin performing an automated review on claims involving HCPCS code L5845 billed in conjunction with specific […]

AOPA Meets with HHS Leadership

On April 27, AOPA met with several key members of the HHS Leadership team to discuss issues important to O&P. In attendance were HHS and CMS officials John Brooks, J.D., Counselor to HHS Secretary on Medicare, Policy Advisor Amanda Street and several AOPA key leaders, including AOPA President Michael Oros, CPO, FAAOP; AOPA Executive Director […]

Action Alert: Your Comments Are Needed

In December 2016 the Academy, on behalf of the O&P Alliance, sought your assistance in responding to a request from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Call for Comments on key questions related to Lower Limb Prosthesis. The Academy, in conjunction with the O&P Alliance, submitted a detailed formal response to that request.* […]

Nominate an O&P Inventor or Innovator

AOPA is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2017 and we are pulling out all stops during the September 6-9 World Congress, where we will showcase significant milestones of the Association and Profession through our “Walk Through Time” historical display as well as awards to honor those who have made a significant contribution to patient care […]

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