Orthotic and Prosthetic Foundations Merge

September 30, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERF Contact: Manisha S. Bhaskar Tel: (202) 380-3663\ COPL Contact: Joy Burwell Tel: (571) 431-0817 Orthotic and Prosthetic Foundations Merge Leading foundations focused on orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) education and research merge to form a new foundation focusing on the future of O&P patient care. The Orthotic […]

AOPA Announces 2022 Thranhardt Award Recipients

Alexandria, VA (August 23, 2022) – The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Howard R. Thranhardt Award are Tiffany Graham, MSPO, CPO, LPO, FAAOP and Jennifer Johansson, MS. The Award, established in 1996 by a gift from J.E. Hanger in memory of Howard R. Thranhardt, CP, […]

CO-261 Claim Rejections Resolved

Several AOPA members had reported having an issue with select lower limb prosthetic claims being rejected with the remark code CO-261 (The procedure or service is inconsistent with the patient’s history). Since the claims were rejected and not denied the claim could not be appealed; it could only be fixed and resubmitted. However, there was […]

AOPA Working to Help Kids Move

Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the groundbreaking U.S. civil rights legislation – signed into law on July 26th, 1990 – that prohibits discrimination and guarantees opportunity in mainstream American life for people with disabilities. To honor the ADA and help advance inclusion – in all facets of society […]

Hot off the Press: 2022 National Assembly Preliminary Program

What’s in store for you at the 2022 National Assembly? Check out the Preliminary Program. The 2022 National Assembly is your intersection of education and connection. We’ve got two new education tracks, O&P Digital Care and Post-Mastectomy. We’ve got the who’s who in research, practice, and business. We’ve got guest speakers from Medicare, the VA […]

American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association urges action during annual Policy Forum

Orthotic and Prosthetic Community Calls on Congress to Improve the Lives of Those Living with Limb Loss and Difference American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association urges action during annual Policy Forum Washington, DC (May 16, 2022) – The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA), will ask Congress to act on proposals that will improve the orthotic […]

AOPA Impacts CMS Guidance Regarding Medicare Prior Authorization for Emergent Need Orthoses

In January 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the expansion of the Medicare prior authorization program to include the following five spinal and knee orthosis codes, L0648, L0650, L1832, L1833, and L1851. While the existing Medicare prior authorization program for select lower limb prosthesis codes has been very successful to date, […]

Joint Statement on Direct-to-Consumer Delivery Models of O&P Care

This week, AOPA, in conjunction with its O&P Alliance partners, AAOP, ABC, BOC, and NAAOP, issued a joint statement on direct-to-consumer delivery models for custom orthotic and prosthetic care.  The full consensus statement can be read here.

DME MAC/PDAC Correct Coding Bulletin on Upper Extremity Prostheses

On Thursday, March 31 the DME MACs and the PDAC released a comprehensive correct coding bulletin for all Upper Extremity Prostheses (UEP).  In the bulletin they stated that the correct coding of an UEP base code, and addition codes, are dependent on two main factors: the level of amputation and the prostheses’ power source. The […]

AOPA Celebrates Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month By Profiling Members

Alexandria, VA (March 31, 2022) – April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month (LLLDAM), an opportunity to raise awareness about the vital need to support efforts that advance equitable medical access, care, and coverage for and to honor the millions of people living with limb loss and limb difference as well as the […]