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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.

Wanted: Hometown HMEs

Doctor in the House sees Medtrade Spring as key to local markets
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02/27/2018

Just the name Doctor in the House conveys an impression that the Blue Bell, Pa.-based orthotics manufacturer isn’t a run-of-the-mill product emporium. It is operated by a physician, Dr.

AOPA says O&P must remain essential health benefit

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11/30/2017

WASHINGTON – The American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association has submitted comments on a proposal to provide individual states with increased flexibility to define essential health benefits.

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.

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