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Renewed Hope for Relief from Recent O&P Challenges – Medicare O&P Improvement Act

Seldom does a single piece of legislation do so much for a vital segment of patients and healthcare providers as does the new version of the Medicare O&P Improvement Act of 2015 introduced by Sen. Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Warner (D-VA) in the Senate (S. 829).  The House bill (H.R. 1530 was introduced by Rep. […]

STUDY:  MEDICARE AUDIT “MESS” SURGING AT RATE OF 15,000 NEW APPEALS PER WEEK, AGENCY COULD AVOID RAPIDLY MOUNTING INTEREST PAYMENTS

 AOPA:  More than 100 Small Health Care Providers Already Shut Down Due to Delays and Many More at Risk; No End in Sight to Estimated Backlog of 1.5 Million Appeals Now Languishing. WASHINGTON, D.C.///March 19, 2015///With a massive backlog of Medicare reimbursement appeals by health care providers growing at the alarming rate of 15,000 a […]

Extended Education Sessions available Post Policy Forum

The 2015 Policy Forum is not only the place to receive the latest legislative and regulatory information from key congressional representatives, AOPA lobbyist and staff, but also the place to receive special business and clinical education as well. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 5:00 to 8:00 PM (Includes Dinner) Competitive Bidding—Winners, Losers and Determining If You […]

AOPA Announces 2015 RFP’s

AOPA has prepared RFPs inviting research proposals in multiple areas. Grants range in size from up to $15,000 to up to $60,000 and possibly higher amounts.  Subject areas will include: Comparative Effectiveness Studies. (Jointly Funded – $ Open) Prosthetic Feet, emphasis on lower function Cranial Remolding OTS vs Custom Fit and Custom Made AFO’s Systematic […]

O&P Industry Leaders Attend the Inaugural AOPA Leadership Conference

On January 9-11th more than 150 O&P industry leaders participated in the inaugural AOPA Leadership Conference held at the Eau Palm Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, Florida. While the stunning views and great weather outside of the meeting room proved to be quite a temptation, the group remained focused on the task at hand: discussing the […]

Register Now for the 2015 Policy Forum

Join us March 23-25 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The 2015 AOPA Policy Forum will be held March 23-24, 2015 with post-conference events being held March 24-25 at the Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC. The Policy Forum is your best opportunity to learn the latest legislative and regulatory details and how they […]

Introducing AOPA’s Take….Where You Go When You Need to Know!!!

As we begin 2015, AOPA is excited to offer a new form of communication to all members of the O&P community, AOPA’s Take. Using a blog style format, AOPA’s Take will keep you in the loop regarding news and information that is vital to the business of O&P. While AOPA has established lines of communication […]

$10 Million for O&P Outcomes Research Included in the Cromnibus Bill, and RAC Concerns Addressed

Great news for O&P outcomes research! The $1.1 trillion combined continuing resolution and omnibus appropriations bill (the “cromnibus” bill) enacted December 13 to keep the government running includes a Department of Defense (DoD) section with an additional $10 million for O&P outcomes research funding.  This was also included in last year’s budget and we are […]

What Do the Election Results Mean for O&P?

The November 4 Election brought in big changes in Congress, but how will this affect your business? Read the analysis from AOPA Executive Director, Tom Fise, JD below.

CMS Issues Final Rule on OTS Orthotics

CMS Reverses Fields, Scuttles Current Process for Redefining Orthotics, and for Limiting Scope of Practice for Certified Orthotic Fitters Late on Friday afternoon, October 31, CMS released the massive final rule covering end stage renal disease payments and a host of other topics, including its proposal to further amend the regulatory definition of “minimal self-adjustment,” […]