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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.

Ottobock backs Invictus Games

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07/06/2017

AUSTIN, Texas – Ottobock Healthcare will support the Invictus Games for the third year in a row, the mobility solutions supplier announced in a press release.

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

Ottobock partners with TaiLor Made

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01/17/2017

AUSTIN, Texas, and ORLANDO, Fla. – Ottobock and TaiLor Made Prosthetics have reached an agreement for Ottobock to be the exclusive distributor of the TaiLor Made prosthetic foot globally, starting in the United States.

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.

In brief: Bid bill to drop this week, House committee launches inquiry into prosthetic changes

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05/06/2016

The “Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act of 2016” will join a bill already introduced in the Senate that also seeks to push back the date of the cuts, which will usher in reimbursement based 100% on the competitive bidding program, from July 1, 2016, to Oct.

House committee launches inquiry into prosthetic changes

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05/04/2016

WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has launched an inquiry into the draft local coverage determination for prosthetics.

In brief: O&P stakeholders add bill to arsenal, AAH and VGM book keynotes

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04/29/2016

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.

Private payers ‘exploit’ O&P changes

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04/22/2016

WASHINGTON – It’s no surprise to O&P stakeholders that private payers are picking up on a widely criticized proposed rule by Medicare to deny coverage for prosthetic devices that were previously covered.

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