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BOC names award recipient

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12/04/2019

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – BOC has named John Kenney, MURP, BOCO, as the 2019 recipient of the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service.

OIG to CMS: Adjust payments for orthotic devices

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11/05/2019

WASHINGTON – Medicare allowable amounts for certain orthotic devices are not comparable with payments made by select non-Medicare payers, according to the Office of Inspector General.

Invest in credentials, retail for O&P success

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10/28/2019

Effectively serving the orthotics and prosthetics market requires more than just casual attention to the product and service lines of the category.

Guilty plea entered for $424M fraud scheme

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09/10/2019

WASHINGTON – The owner and CEO of a telemedicine company has pleaded guilty to a $424 million conspiracy to defraud Medicare and receive illegal kickbacks in exchange for DME orders, the Department of Justice has announced.

O&P stakeholders take next steps to preserve access

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04/26/2019

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

Industry knew feds would bust ‘obvious’ fraud

‘It’s a clear kickback, black and white’
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04/12/2019

WASHINGTON – HME industry stakeholders aren’t surprised by a $1.2 billion fraud scheme involving medically unnecessary braces and they’re glad to see “bad actors” punished.

AOPA criticizes ‘unscrupulous’ providers

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03/28/2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association is “strongly opposed” to lead-generation marketing for orthoses, a business practice that it says is responsible for an increase in fraud and abuse, the association said in a statement today.

Jim Hewlett works for ‘goose bumps’

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01/24/2019

Jim Hewlett worked in marketing and merchandising before he decided to pursue a career in orthotics, first working directly with patients and later, developing accreditation standards and testing and inspection protocols.

Emphasize clinical components of O&P

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03/21/2018

Home medical equipment companies looking to compete effectively in the orthotics and prosthetics market need the right people in place to conduct this business. That means having certified O&P professionals on staff to work with clients in this field.

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