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Ottobock draws PE interest


DUDERSTADT, Germany – Ottobock has attracted interest from private equity firms, including KKR and CVC, according to Reuters. The firms are looking for a 20% stake in the company core business of making artificial limbs.

New hire to grow new markets at Ottobock


AUSTIN, Texas – Ottobock North America has appointed Chris Nolan vice president of the orthotics business unit. He will help lead the company’s strategic efforts in O&P and provide guidance into growing new markets.

O&P stakeholders add bill to arsenal


WASHINGTON – Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., has introduced a bill that would halt CMS’s plans to make dramatic changes to coverage for prosthetic devices.

Arkansas recognizes BOC for licensure


OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Arkansas is the latest state to recognize Board of Certification/Accreditation examinations for licensure of providers in the orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic professions.

O&P companies become ESOP


SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Midwest Orthotic & Technology Center and Surestep are now owned by their 170 employees, according to a local newspaper.

O&P stakeholders receive response from petition


YARMOUTH, Maine – O&P stakeholders are underwhelmed by the president’s response to their “We the People” petition asking the White House to rescind Medicare’s proposed coverage requirements for

Women's health providers see growth


YARMOUTH, Maine – With many O&P providers rethinking whether or not they want to offer post-mastectomy services, women’s health providers are picking up the slack.

AOPA ‘salutes’ advocates


WASHINGTON – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association will recognize three individuals for their contributions to the O&P community next month.

AOPA pulls out all the stops

Ads, meeting, protest and petition all part of efforts

WASHINGTON – The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association is organizing stakeholders to fight proposed changes to coverage requirements to prostheses.

Lawmakers weigh in on O&P

‘Get this done,’ agrees AOPA

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers recently sent a letter to CMS demanding the agency enforce long-established O&P licensure and certification requirements.