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AOPA partners with Amputee Coalition

August 25, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. ­- The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association has partnered with the Amputee Coalition to provide its members more resources to serve their patients. AOPA members will now be considered Amputee Coalition Partners and will be listed on the coalition's website as such. AOPA members will also receive materials to distribute, including: inMotion magazine; First Step: A Guide to Adapting to Limb Loss; and brochures for dealing with limb loss. AOPA members will receive a packet with...

American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, Amputee Coalition, AOPA

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Amputee community: Give us 'leg to stand on'

June 28, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - O&P stakeholders yesterday called on lawmakers to ensure that any healthcare reform plan does not return America to a pre-ACA world where amputees can't afford a leg.“Before ACA, amputation was considered a pre-existing condition and there were unreasonable limits in insurance coverage,” said Dr. Jeff Cain, a Denver-based physician and head of the advocacy program for the Amputee Coalition. “Without insurance, an amputee wouldn't be able to afford a leg to stand on.”Cain...

Adrianne Haslet, American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association, Amputee Coalition, Prosthetic limbs, Tammy Duckworth

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Study: Up-front spending on O&P saves money long term

August 29, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Providing patients with orthotic and prosthetic devices saves taxpayers money in the long term, according to the findings of a new study released Aug. 27.The study, conducted by health economist Dr. Allen Dobson and commissioned by the Amputee Coalition, found that Medicare spent the same or a comparable amount on patients who received devices as it did on those who needed the devices but did not receive them.“This is a clear win for patients and a win for taxpayers,” stated...

Amputee Coalition, Medicare spending, Orthotics, Prosthetics

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