AOPA Re-imagined

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association today announced its re-imagined brand, vision, mission, and strategic priorities that better align with its work and goals. To appropriately represent the desired future for the organization, AOPA established the vision that truly embodies what AOPA members do each and every day, A world where orthotic and prosthetic care transforms […]

Funding Opportunity: 2022 COPL RFP Now Open

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) and the Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidence-Based Practice (COPL) are proud to announce a Request for Pilot Grant Proposals in Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) research. Because the AOPA leadership and the COPL Board of Directors recognize the need for original evidence-based and outcomes research in […]

Supreme Court Issues Rulings on OSHA and CMS Vaccine Requirements

On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued separate rulings on a case involving regulations that implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements for employees of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) direct surveyed facilities and a second case that required all employees of large employers (100 or more employees) to either be vaccinated or […]

CMS Expands its Prior Authorization Program and Adds O&P Codes to the Master List of Codes Subject to Face to Face Encounters and Written Orders Prior to Delivery

On January 12, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced several updates to the Master List of DMEPOS items potentially subject to face-to-face encounter, written order prior to delivery, and prior authorization requirements. The Federal Register announcement (CMS-6081-N) added the following five O&P HCPCS codes to the Master List: L0830 Halo Procedure, […]

AOPA is Pleased to Introduce the COMET

The Clinical Outcome Measures Electronic Toolkit (COMET) provides a database of validated outcome measures geared towards prosthesis and orthosis users and practitioners. It was developed by Orthocare Innovations, LLC in coordination with AOPA and with the support of a Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidence-Based Practice (COPL) Pilot Grant.

Impact of Court Rulings on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

AOPA is aware of and is closely following recent state and federal court rulings that will impact the ability of the Federal Government to implement COVID-19 vaccine requirements for large businesses (OSHA), healthcare workers (CMS), and federal contractors. All three Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) have been challenged in both state and federal court. To date, federal courts […]

AOPA Announces 2022 Board of Directors

Alexandria, VA (December 1, 2021) – Today, the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) announced its 2022 Board of Directors. The Executive Committee will consist of Dave McGill who assumes the role of President. Along with, Traci Dralle, CFm who moves into the role of Immediate Past President and Teri Kuffel, JD who becomes President-Elect. […]

CMS and OSHA Release Interim Final Rules Regarding Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

On November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released separate, but complementary regulations that will establish COVID-19 vaccination requirements.  The Interim Final Rules and the related Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) that they create will be officially published in the Federal Register on Friday, […]