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Member Research Initiative Highlight: Hanger

The American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation recently published a study suggesting that early delivery of a prosthesis following amputation is associated with up to a 25 percent reduction in overall direct healthcare costs.  In a recent webinar, a panel of experts reviewed the study’s findings while assessing their impact on patients’ day-to-day lives, and several questions arose […]

Announcing Partnership with Amputee Coalition

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Amputee Coalition with the goal of providing AOPA members with additional resources to better serve their patients. As a result of this partnership, AOPA members will now be considered Amputee Coalition Partners and will: Be listed on the Amputee […]

CGS Post Payment Review for L0650 Announcement

In July, we informed you that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the resumption of certain audit activity beginning on August 3, 2020. CMS clarified that they will not be restarting all audits on August 3, but instead due to the continued Public Health Emergency (PHE) will be implementing a phased approach […]

2020-2021 COPL Grant Recipients Announced

The Board of Directors of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) and the Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidence-Based Practice (COPL) has selected its 2020-2021 COPL grant recipients. Congratulations to: Sarah R. Chang, PhD, “Develop Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vacuum-Assisted Socket Suspension Systems” Jonathan D. Day, “Non-invasive method for quantifying progress […]

Take Action: Support O&P and its Patients

On August 6, the Senate introduced the Medicare O&P Patient-Centered Care Act (S. 4503). This bipartisan legislation would improve access to, and quality of, orthotic and prosthetic care while simultaneously combatting fraud and abuse. The Senate bill is identical to the one introduced in the House late last year (H.R. 5262). The American Orthotic and […]

Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Patient-Centered Care Act Introduced in the Senate

Contact: Joy Burwell jburwell@AOPAnet.org 757-646-4999 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Patient-Centered Care Act Introduced in the Senate Washington, DC (August 7, 2020) – Yesterday, Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced the Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Patient-Centered Care Act (S. 4503) […]

Update on CMS Resumption of Medicare Audits

On July 10, we informed you that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the resumption of certain audit activity beginning on August 3, 2020. AOPA, through its involvement on the DME MAC Advisory Councils has since learned that CMS has clarified the scope of the audits that will resume on August 3. […]

AOPA is Pleased to Announce the 2020 Thranhardt Award Winners

Anton Johannesson, PhD, CPO, Caitlin Deom, PT, DPT, and John Frederick, CPO/L are recipients of the 2020 Howard R. Thranhardt Award. The Award, established in 1996 by a gift from J.E. Hanger in memory of Howard R. Thranhardt, CP, has become one of the most distinguished honors in the orthotics and prosthetics profession. The winners […]

CMS Announces the Resumption of Medicare Audits and New Implementation Date for Medicare Prior Authorization

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its COVID-19 Reduction of Provider Burden Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to provide updates on the resumption of Medicare audit activity and revised implementation dates for Medicare prior authorization of six lower limb prosthesis codes. Resumption of Medicare Audits The FAQ was updated to indicate […]

Hot off the Press, the 2020 Virtual National Assembly Preliminary Program

Take a peek and see what we have in store for you at the 2020 Virtual National Assembly, you won’t be disappointed! Here are just a few highlights… Hear from innovative and engaging speakers like Dr. Michael Lovdal, Dr. Prateek Grover, and Dr. Naz Wahab. Learn the latest in clinical and technical education and business […]