2021 Call for Business Presenters

BUSINESS EDUCATION PROGRAM – Are you a seasoned business professional with significant experience in managing an orthotics and/or prosthetics patient care or manufacturing business? Share your successes at the AOPA National Assembly on September 9-12 in Boston, MA and compete for the prestigious Sam E. Hamontree Business Education Award. The winner of the Hamontree award will take home $1,000.

We welcome your ideas and suggestions, but here are a few topic areas we are specifically looking for:

Executive Level – Populations Health Management

  • ACO Model
  • Business, reimbursement, revenue
  • Insurance world – Value Based Reimbursement
  • Referral sources under reimbursement and cost pressure
  • What are payors focus on outcomes?
    • Medicare Aadvantage plans—the good, the bad and the Ugly/What are Advantage Plans?  Advantages? Differences
    • Delayed Care is denied care
  • Higher Biz track
  • Financial
  • Operational
  • Process Improvement
  • Strategic planning to tactical strategies
  • Building high functioning tribes Burn-out / Stress management (Relationship management/ Executive Leadership Track for COOS

Administrative Track

  • Front Desk protocol
  • Communications skills for administrative staff
  • Reimbursement basics
  • Different national insurance
  • Co-pays and deductibles

Students and Residents

  • How to write your resume
  • Prepare for next steps
  • Advocate for your patients
  • What to look for in a good company
  • How to best fit into a new company
  • Recent graduate who has been through process


  • Presentation skills
  • Techniques to get what you need from physicians
  • Time management–Efficiency for all aspects


  • Partnerships and consolidation the pros and cons
  • Vertical integration
  • Telehealth
  • OTC bidding and its impact on ONP providers
  • How to Properly Chart
  • Re-examining my role as a provider
  • Next Steps – transitioning P&O from device providers to Health Care providers
  • Practical Outcomes Measures for P&O
  • Promoting mental well-being of P&O patients
  • Reimbursement challenges
  • Legislative updates
  • Policies concerning harassment in work environment
  • Daily compliance concerns
  • How to work with the VA
  • How to work with COVID

When your company is acquired:

  • What happens to your staff?
  • Top ten for admin
  • Top ten for operations / HR
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Pros and cons


  • Internal audit team
  • Knowing Policy
  • United Healthcare – Audit triggers
  • Documentation – using templates
  • Clinician documentation

Presentation Skills

  • Powerpoint
  • Public Speaking
  • Personal Presentation Tips
  • Interviews and Interviewing on Zoom

Please access the submission form online.  The submission deadline is April 2. For further information, contact Ryan Gleeson at (571) 431-0836 or rgleeson@AOPAnet.org. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your submission.