WASHINGTON – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association has named Thomas Watson as its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Watson, along with his wife Barbara, owns Tom Watson’s Prosthetic & Orthotic Lab, with locations in Owensboro and Evansville, Ky.
GLENDALE, Ariz. – PMDRX has launched a new orthotic bracing exam and documentation component for prescribing practitioners to help them determine patient medical necessity for off-the-shelf orthotic bracing.
YARMOUTH, Maine – With more scrutiny than ever from Medicare for popular back, knee and ankle braces, some HME providers are getting a little too creative to capture business in this market, industry attorneys fear.
WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Mark Warner, D-Va., introduced a bill on March 23 that would apply accreditation and other standards for orthotics and prosthetics to help guarantee product quality and reduce fraud in the Medicare program.