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Key in O&P: Take cash, be clinical


Orthotics and prosthetics, as well as other related specialty products, represent a significant opportunity for HME retail sales, manufacturers contend.

Lawmakers reintroduce O&P bill in Congress


WASHINGTON – The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) is calling on members to support the Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights recently reintroduced in Congress.

Bill seeks to curb O&P fraud


WASHINGTON – A bill that would require Medicare to pay only licensed providers for orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) is a proverbial hat trick, say stakeholders.

Integra Partners snags O&P contract


NEW YORK – Integra Partners now provides orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) to members of New York City’s Independence Care Systems (ICS), according to a Sept. 3 press release. ICS operates a nonprofit Medicaid managed long-term care plan in the city.

Study: Up-front spending on O&P saves money long term


WASHINGTON - Providing patients with orthotic and prosthetic devices saves taxpayers money in the long term, according to the findings of a new study released Aug. 27.

CMS, prosthetists at odds


BALTIMORE – CMS officials may have wanted to get feedback on the data points for a proposed electronic clinical template, but it was clear on a recent call that stakeholders remain frustrated with the agency.

RACs mistakenly rescind some audits


BALTIMORE – Talk about a clawback. Some recent letters rescinding certain audits were sent in error, say stakeholders.

AOPA sues over audit practices


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Saying it had run out of options, the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association (AOPA) in May sued CMS over its auditing practices.

Prosthetists criticize proposed template


BALTIMORE – A proposed clinical template for lower limb prostheses overlooks the way care is delivered, say industry stakeholders.