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In brief: Lawmakers push for additional bid relief, Gillispie named Homecare Champion

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09/21/2018

WASHINGTON – HME industry champion Cathy McMorris Rodgers has released a congressional sign-on letter to CMS, HHS and OMB

AOPA names new executive director

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09/21/2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association has named Eve Humphreys as executive director effective Nov. 19.

MedPAC report takes CMS to task on orthotics

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06/29/2018

WASHINGTON – Although industry stakeholders disagree with a recent MedPAC recommendation to include off-the-shelf orthotics in Medicare’s competitive bidding program, a r

MACs retire ‘Dear Physician’ letter for limbs

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05/09/2018

WASHINGTON – The DME MACs are retiring the “Dear Physician” letter for artificial limbs, according to a bulletin from the American Orthotics & Prosthetics Association.

AOPA, O&P News ‘perfect fit’

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11/16/2017

WASHINGTON – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association has agreed to buy O&P News Magazine from SLACK Inc., it announced today.

Coding project reveals outdated guidelines

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10/20/2017

WASHINGTON – A coding redetermination project for custom diabetic inserts could be a sign of the times, where guidelines don’t keep pace with technology.

In brief: Judge deals setback to Arriva Medical, BioScrip reports earnings

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05/05/2017

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Arriva Medical on April 25 lost an appeal seeking to reinstate its Medicare billing privileges, according to news reports.

Short takes: Medforce, Circadiance, AOPA, FODAC

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03/29/2017

Medforce Technologieshas joined the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. “We have experienced solid growth in the home health sector over the past several years,” said Esther Apter, Medforce CEO.

AOPA: Send us your ideas for pilot programs

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03/03/2017

WASHINGTON – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association, in partnership with the Center for O&P Learning & Evidence-Based Practice, has unveiled its 2017 requ

President proposes bidding for O&P

Plan for fiscal year 2017 also includes urologicals, ostomy and inhalation drugs
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03/21/2016

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders say they’ll stay vigilant, but the president’s proposed plan to include all orthotics and prosthetics as part of Medicare’s competitive bidding program shouldn’t cause panic.

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