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In brief: OIG report, call for proposals, new videocast


WASHINGTON – Medicare contractors were inconsistent in how they reviewed overpayments during the appeals process, says the Office of Inspector General in a new report.

AOPA partners with Amputee Coalition


ALEXANDRIA, Va. ­– The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association has partnered with the Amputee Coalition to provide its members more resources to serve their patients.

O&P pushes again for separate status

Stakeholders say they have an ally in Sen. Grassley

WASHINGTON – The COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on the ways in which grouping orthotists and prosthetists with other DME suppliers “handcuffs” them as medical practitioners, say stakeholders.

Senators introduce O&P companion bill


WASHINGTON – A bill that seeks to differentiate orthotics and prosthetics from durable medical equipment was recently introduced in the Senate.

O&P stakeholders take next steps to preserve access


WASHINGTON – O&P stakeholders plan to use a recent massive fraud takedown involving medically unnecessary knee and back braces to advance upcoming legislation.

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


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

AOPA names new executive director


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


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


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’


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