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O&P: A challenging but viable market


Yes, the orthotics and prosthetics market is under increasing government scrutiny and CMS is proposing archaic practices as a cost-saving solution.

BOC group examines exams


OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation recently convened a group of experts to review and update content for BOC’s exams.

O&P bill tackles accreditation, audit issues


WASHINGTON – Lawmakers in the House of Representatives and Senate introduced bills last week that seek to apply accreditation and licensure requirements to O&P providers who bill Medicare.

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).

Study: It pays to spend on O&P


WASHINGTON – If you ask a person with a prosthetic limb whether it’s a good value, they are likely to laugh at you.

New bill seeks to curb fraudulent payments


WASHINGTON – A new bipartisan bill seeks to prevent fraudulent Medicare payments for orthotics and prosthetics (O&P).

Prosthetist says, time to stop pushing O&P into the corner


Dennis Clark got his start in prosthetics working as a janitor and technician at his father’s O&P business in 1968 and obtained his own credentials in 1980. These days, he’s a partner in Clark & Associates Prosthetics and Orthotics in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Today, O&P means 'opportunity and profit'


As the HME industry gradually shifts from a reimbursement-based to a cash-based business model, providers are taking a fresh look at categories once thought to be unprofitable.

Back braces: AOPA says data needed to paint detailed picture


WASHINGTON – An Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that says CMS pays too much for certain back braces misses the mark on some key points, say O&P stakeholders.

Prosthetic bill: 'Common sense'


WASHINGTON – A bill that aims to tackle fraud and abuse in orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) could change the way some providers do business.