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The power of Twitter

Online social networking service provided fuel for fired up O&P stakeholders

YARMOUTH, Maine – The groundswell of support to rescind proposed changes to coverage for lower limb prostheses coalesced into one cohesive rallying cry on Twitter in late August: Prosthetics are #notaluxury.

Proposed changes to lower limb policy ‘race to bottom’


BALTIMORE – Proposed changes to coverage requirements for prostheses could severely limit the number of patients who could gain the greatest mobility, say O&P stakeholders.