2019 National Assembly Final Program Now Available

We’ve started to pack our suitcases here at AOPA, destination the National Assembly.  There is much to learn and fun to be had. Highlights include: Inspiring keynote speakers: Capt. Lanny Boswell, USN (Ret), PhD, PT, OCS, former Commanding Officer for the Military Hospital Ship USNS Comfort’s medical treatment facility and nine-time gold medalist, Jeremy Campbell. […]

You’re Invited to O&P Expo Day, Learn about the World of Orthotics and Prosthetics

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) along with our exhibit partners invite our rehabilitation partners, patients, families and the community to O&P Expo Day from 9am to noon, Saturday, September 28th at the San Diego Convention Center during the 2019 AOPA National Assembly. Come learn about the world of orthotics and prosthetics and all […]

Early Bird Rates Extended for National Assembly

Due to a technical issue we are experiencing with our website we are extending the Early Bird rates until next Friday, August 30. We will send a notice when the issue has been resolved. In the meantime, you can register through this link or call us at 571-431-0876. We apologize for the inconvenience and look […]

Competitive Bidding Reminder: Time to Register for DBids is Running Out, Deadline is 8/16

If you intend to submit a bid for the Round 2021 Competitive Bidding Program, you must register with the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Bidding System, DBidS, by this Friday, August 16. If you have not already done so, all registrations must be completed by 8:59:59 p.m. ET. If you have not registered by then you will not be able to […]

CMS Releases Proposed Rules for ESRD PPS & Gap-Filling Methodologies

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS), and included in the proposed rule were major changes to the gap-filling methodology. Gap-filling is the current procedure for how new introduced products and HCPCS codes receive a fee schedule […]

2019 Thranhardt Award Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2019 Thranhardt Award Winners Announced WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2019 – Tiffany Graham, MSPO, CPO, LPO, FAAOP, Kelly Millay, MPO, and Andreas Hahn, PhD, MSc, are the recipients of the 2019 Howard R. Thranhardt Award. The Award, established in 1996 by a gift from J.E. Hanger in memory of Howard R. Thranhardt, […]

Ohio Policymakers Introduce Legislative Initiative that Could Impact O&P in the State

Last week, Ohio State Senator Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) and Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced a legislative initiative called The Common Sense Initiative (CSI). The CSI includes language that will give flexibility to the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers (OTPTAT) Board to give permission to those who research and develop prosthetics using […]

Co-OP Tutorial this Friday

Get all your Co-OP questions answered during a live tutorial. If you haven’t signed up for the Co-OP yet, this is a perfect opportunity to learn about the profession’s most comprehensive O&P resource for coding, billing, and reimbursement. Join us for the Co-OP Tutorial this Friday, June 21, 2019 from 12 – 1 PM ET. […]

Now Available: 2019 National Assembly Program

O&P never stops evolving and neither does the National Assembly. At the 2019 National Assembly, September 25-28 in San Diego, the waves of change will come to a crest. The Assembly has visionaries, including Capt. Lanny Boswell, USN (Ret), PhD, PT, OCS, the Commanding Officer for the Military Hospital Ship USNS Comfort’s medical treatment facility […]

Help Needed: Urge Your Legislator to Support the Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act

Earlier this month, Congress introduced the Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act (H.R. 2487 in the House, S. 1315 in the Senate). The legislation would authorize $5 million per year for three years to provide limited, one-time competitive grants to qualified universities to create or expand accredited advanced education programs in prosthetics and orthotics. Priority will […]