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3-D technology intrigues prosthetists

‘In today’s world of technology, you’ve got to be looking at just about everything,’ says one provider

YARMOUTH, Maine – It sounds like something out of a sci-fi film: artificial limbs rolling off a 3-D printer.

Cailor Fleming, AOPA renew partnership


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Cailor Fleming Insurance has renewed its partnership with the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA).

CMS looks to demote certified orthotic fitters


WASHINGTON – Stakeholders have sounded off on a CMS proposal that would prohibit certified orthotic fitters (COFs) from providing custom orthotics to Medicare beneficiaries.

Key in O&P: Take cash, be clinical


Orthotics and prosthetics, as well as other related specialty products, represent a significant opportunity for HME retail sales, manufacturers contend.

Memo to CMS: Stop paying unlicensed providers


There’s a difference between providing high-quality O&P care in a facility and operating out of garage, say providers who support a bill that would level the playing field.

Bill seeks to curb fraud, save money


WASHINGTON – A bill that would require Medicare to pay only licensed providers for orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) is a proverbial hat trick, say industry stakeholders.

New bill seeks to curb fraudulent payments


WASHINGTON – A new bipartisan bill seeks to prevent fraudulent Medicare payments for orthotics and prosthetics (O&P).

Two-thirds of O&P payments go to unlicensed providers, report says


WASHINGTON – When it comes to improper payments for orthotics and prosthetic (O&P) services, CMS is going after the wrong guy, according to a new report.

O&P community reaches out to bombing victims

'Ten days ago, they were walking; now they are not'

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The O&P community wants to ensure that survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings will walk again.

Prosthetist says, time to stop pushing O&P into the corner


Dennis Clark got his start in prosthetics working as a janitor and technician at his father’s O&P business in 1968 and obtained his own credentials in 1980. These days, he’s a partner in Clark & Associates Prosthetics and Orthotics in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.