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O&P group names Freedom Award winners

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10/25/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – The Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America has honored 41 O&P providers with its annual Freedom Award for “exceptional standards of care” for military personnel.

Temporary payment for home infusion passes House

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07/26/2017

WASHINGTON – A bill that reforms several Medicare benefits, including home infusion and O&P, sailed through the House of Representatives this week.

Bill tries to force CMS’s hand on O&P certification

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05/30/2017

WASHINGTON – Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Pa., and Mike Thompson, D-Calif., have once again introduced a bill that calls on CMS to enforce a law that O&P providers be certified to receive payments under Medicare.

VGM carves out new role for Clark as chief leadership officer

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02/09/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group has promoted Dennis Clark, president of its Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America division, to serve as chief leadership officer. In this new role, Clark will lead the advancement of values, mission and brand for the employee-owned company.

Ottobock draws PE interest

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02/01/2017

DUDERSTADT, Germany – Ottobock has attracted interest from private equity firms, including KKR and CVC, according to Reuters. The firms are looking for a 20% stake in the company core business of making artificial limbs.

New hire to grow new markets at Ottobock

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10/11/2016

AUSTIN, Texas – Ottobock North America has appointed Chris Nolan vice president of the orthotics business unit. He will help lead the company’s strategic efforts in O&P and provide guidance into growing new markets.

O&P stakeholders add bill to arsenal

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04/26/2016

WASHINGTON – Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., has introduced a bill that would halt CMS’s plans to make dramatic changes to coverage for prosthetic devices.

Arkansas recognizes BOC for licensure

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03/25/2016

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Arkansas is the latest state to recognize Board of Certification/Accreditation examinations for licensure of providers in the orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic professions.

O&P companies become ESOP

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01/19/2016

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Midwest Orthotic & Technology Center and Surestep are now owned by their 170 employees, according to a local newspaper.

O&P stakeholders receive response from petition

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10/20/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – O&P stakeholders are underwhelmed by the president’s response to their “We the People” petition asking the White House to rescind Medicare’s proposed coverage requirements for

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