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O&P community reaches out to bombing victims

'Ten days ago, they were walking; now they are not'

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The O&P community wants to ensure that survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings will walk again.

CMS wants feedback on template for prostheses


WASHINGTON – CMS plans to host a conference call May 28 to allow providers, physicians and other parties to weigh in on a possible nationwide electronic clinical template for lower limb prostheses.

Audits: AOPA vs. CMS


ALEXANDRIA, Va. ­– The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) has sued CMS over what it calls “unfair and unauthorized” auditing activities, according to a press release.

BOC changes prerequisites


OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) recently changed its prerequisites for becoming a certified orthotist or prosthetist by adding both a graduation and residency requirement, according to a press release.

AOPA: Victims 'will walk and run again'


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is leading a coalition to provide access to care for uninsured/underinsured amputee victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, according to a press release.

Members of Congress sign AOPA letter


WASHINGTON – Thirty-five members of Congress—19 Democrats, 16 Republicans—agreed to sign a letter presented to them by members of American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) regarding CMS audit procedures, according to an article form

O&P advocates launch auditing initiative


WATERLOO, Iowa – Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) is spearheading a new initiative designed to help independent orthotic and prosthetic practitioners fight for “greater transparency and oversight of CMS independent audit contractors,” according to a press r

Ottobock forms new prosthetics team


MINNEAPOLIS – Members of Ottobock’s marketing, sales and clinical teams have come together to form an upper limb prosthetics team, according to a press release.

Wright & Filippis cracks new market


ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Wright & Filippis has expanded into a new geographic market by acquiring a controlling share of North Charleston, S.C.-based Carolina Orthotics & Prosthetics (O&P).

In brief


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