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MACs retire ‘Dear Physician’ letter for limbs

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05/09/2018

WASHINGTON – The DME MACs are retiring the “Dear Physician” letter for artificial limbs, according to a bulletin from the American Orthotics & Prosthetics Association.

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.

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.

Stakeholders call on CMS to overhaul prosthetic policies

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11/22/2017

BOSTON – A growing gap between technology advancements and what Medicare and other payers will cover creates safety issues for amputees, says a new study.

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.

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