On September 9, 2021, the Biden Administration announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would be issuing independent Interim Final Rules that would require COVID-19 vaccination for employers with more than 100 employees (OSHA) and healthcare providers who are enrolled in Medicare and/or Medicaid […]
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 2021 COPL Pilot Grant recipients.
In anticipation of regulatory requirements by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expected in mid to late October, along with the availability of safe and effective vaccines approved by the Federal Drug Administration, we encourage all O&P professionals, both healthcare providers and those who work in healthcare facilities, […]
As part of President Biden’s “Path Out of the Pandemic” Plan, the White House announced that COVID-19 vaccines will be required for all Medicare and Medicaid providers. Because of this and because vaccination is one way that healthcare professionals can fulfill their commitment to ensure the health and well-being of others, the American Orthotic and […]
Hopefully you saw that late last week, the Medicare O&P Patient-Centered Care Act (S. 2556) was introduced in the Senate. This bipartisan legislation would improve access to, and quality of, orthotic and prosthetic care while simultaneously combating fraud and abuse. The bill is identical to legislation introduced in the House in March.
AOPA Applauds Introduction of the Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Patient-Centered Care Act in the Senate
Yesterday, Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced S. 2556, the “Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Patient-Centered Care Act” in the Senate.
Alexandria, VA (July 21, 2021) – This year the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is proud to be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the prestigious 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 […]
AOPA is listening. To further engage the membership, the AOPA Board of Directors has revised AOPA’s Award Process and moving forward will now be soliciting nominations from the membership for the Lifetime Achievement Award. AOPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award honors outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions to the advancement of patient care in the orthotics […]
After a successful first year, the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is pleased to announce we once again will be partnering with the Amputee Coalition. Like last year when the partnership launched, the goal remains to provide AOPA members with additional resources to better serve their patients. In 2021, AOPA members will again be […]
AOPA Unequivocally Renews its Support of Efforts to Combat Fraud and Abuse through Improper Orthotic and Prosthetic Care
Alexandria, VA (April 29, 2021) – The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA), founded in 1917, represents more than 2,000 patient care facilities and businesses that manufacture, distribute, design, fabricate, fit, and supervise the use of orthoses (orthopedic braces) and prostheses (artificial limbs). In April 2019, following an extensive investigation dubbed Operation Brace Yourself, the Department […]