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CMS rescinds proposed orthotics rule


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.

Amputee community: Give us ‘leg to stand on’

AOPA, Amputee Coalition speak out on healthcare reform

WASHINGTON – O&P stakeholders yesterday called on lawmakers to ensure that any healthcare reform plan does not return America to a pre-ACA world where amputees can’t afford a leg.

AOPA World Congress gains two new partners


WASHINGTON – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association has announced that the Orthotics and Prosthetics Association of India (OPAI) and the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) will participate in the 2017 AOPA World Congress, Sept.

AOPA celebrates centennial


WASHINGTON – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association has launched, a commemorative website in honor of its 100th anniversary.

AOPA seeks abstracts


WASHINGTON – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association has issued a call for papers for the AOPA World Congress slated for Sept. 6-9 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

AOPA recognizes outstanding achievement


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.

In brief: Apria ditches SEC reports, Invacare outsources IT


LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare will no longer file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to a Form-8K dated Jan. 21.

Gov’t to invest $10M in O&P research


WASHINGTON –Congress has instructed the Department of Defense (DOD) to invest $10 million to research orthotics and prosthetics outcomes and support educational advances, according to the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA).