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In brief: Access survey slams bid program, CMS withdraws O&P rule

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10/13/2017

WASHINGTON – More than 60% of case managers report an increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries who have developed medical complications, received emergency care or were readmitted to a hospital due to issues related to obtaining proper and/or timely access to DME,

CMS rescinds proposed orthotics rule

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10/13/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced it is withdrawing a proposed rule that would have required any practitioner or supplier who provides custom orthotics to be licensed in states where it is required.

BOC to move into larger digs

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05/05/2017

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) will nearly double it space, from 3,600 to 5,183 square feet, when it moves its headquarters in June to accommodate growth.

AOPA: Send us your ideas for pilot programs

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03/03/2017

WASHINGTON – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association, in partnership with the Center for O&P Learning & Evidence-Based Practice, has unveiled its 2017 requ

Aetrex buys maker of 3D orthotics, software

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03/03/2017

TEANECK, N.J. – Aetrex has acquired SOLS Systems, a New York-based company that provides 3D printed orthotics and software used to customize footwear, according to NJBIZ.

AOPA recognizes outstanding achievement

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07/20/2016

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.

Horton’s O&P goes high tech

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06/30/2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics now uses high-precision CAD/CAM scanning technology.

PMDRX adds orthotic component

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05/03/2016

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.

Legal: Attorneys brace for fallout

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03/21/2016

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.

OIG targets orthotics payments, vents billing

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11/06/2015

WASHINGTON – Orthotics and vents are among the HME that the Office of Inspector General plans to focus on in fiscal year 2016, according to a work plan published this w

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