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Business Development

LTA could be game changer for O&P

November 13, 2023John Andrews

The orthotics and prosthetics market received a positive boost from the passage of the Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA) earlier this year and field specialists are optimistic it will benefit providers and patients.  Set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2024, the LTA allows for consistent Medicare coverage and reimbursement for compression garments and supplies for patients living with lymphedema. This new law could be a game changer for the industry, said Matthew Gruskin, COO for Owings Mills, Md.-based...

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), Lymphedema Treatment Act, Orthotic & Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA), Orthotics, Prosthetics


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OPGA supports ‘So Every BODY Can Move’ relay

August 25, 2023HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – The Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) has announced its support for "So Every BODY Can Move," an organization dedicated to ensuring individuals with limb loss and limb difference can access life-changing prosthetic and orthotic care. Through a series of state-by-state legislative actions, "So Every BODY Can Move" is working to expand access to these essential medical services, enabling everyone to enjoy the benefits of physical activity. To show its support, OPGA...

Orthotic & Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA), Prosthetics


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Finalists for O&P Woman of the Year announced 

August 21, 2023HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – The Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America has announced the four finalists for the 2023 O&P Woman of the Year Award. They are:  Charu Bhanti, co-founder of CPO Services   Marita Dorsch-Carozza CP, FAAOP, senior surveyor with American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC)   Teri Kuffel, JD, vice president and founding co-owner of Arise Orthotics & Prosthetics and president of AOPA   Nikki...

O&P Woman of the Year, Orthotic & Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA)


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OPGA members receive discounts 

February 14, 2023HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – OPGA, PEL and PVA Med have announced a three-party marketing and distribution agreement to make certain products and accessories available for purchase through PEL and PVBA Med. Per the agreement, OPGA members receive exclusive member discounts on the Emergence PRO 3D Printer and Carver PRO-S packages. "This agreement is another example of OPGA members receiving exclusive discounts on technology solutions that help them improve productivity and profit," said Adam Miller, president,...

Orthotic & Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA), Orthotics, Prosthetics


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OPGA’s Miller on O&P’s alliance

February 2, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Adam Miller doesn’t have a background in orthotics and prosthetics, but in his new role as president of VGM’s Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America, he stands ready to support members in any way they need.  “They are the best in the world at providing expert clinical care to patients and doing it for the right reasons,” he said. “I can’t tell an orthotist or prosthetist how to better fit a patient, but I can sure help them when it comes to buying products...

Adam Miller, O&P, Orthotic & Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA), Orthotics


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O&P market keeps marching forward

November 1, 2022John Andrews

Facing regulatory challenges and guided by optimistic market forecasts, orthotics and prosthetics providers are forging ahead to overcome obstacles and strengthen the category.  Between prior authorization requirements from CMS’ Final Rule CMS-1713 and moving beyond Operation Brace Yourself, O&P providers face higher standards while focusing on rebuilding trust with clients. Adam Miller, president of Waterloo, Iowa-based VGM’s Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America, says other...

Adam Miller, Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), Orthotic & Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA), Orthotics, Prosthetics


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Adam Miller to lead OPGA 

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Adam Miller to lead OPGA 

August 9, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – The Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA), a division of VGM & Associates, has announced Adam Miller as its new president. Miller most recently served as the director of national accounts for VGM Insurance. “Over the last eight years in my role at VGM Insurance, I have had the privilege to assist many O&P providers with their insurance needs,” Miller said. “As president of OPGA, I am excited to take my passion for providing relentless service and...

Adam Miller, Orthotic & Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA), Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America


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In brief: Quipt expands, ROHC rolls, Withings partners

June 10, 2022HME News Staff

CINCINNATI – Quipt Home Medical has acquired NorCal Respiratory, a provider with three locations in California covering the northern part of the state. NorCal reports unaudited trailing 12-month annual revenues of about $3.2 million and expects adjusted EBITDA of $650,000 post-integration. “We are extremely excited to close the acquisition of NorCal Respiratory, providing us a further expansionary opportunity in California to grow our market share,” said Greg Crawford, chairman...

Encore Healthcare, Healogics, One Drop, Orthotic & Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA), Quipt, RESNA, Roll on Capitol Hill, SleepRes, United Spinal, Withings


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OPGA president passes away 

June 7, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group has announced the passing of Todd Eagen, president of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America, a division of VGM & Associates. Eagen passed away on Saturday, June 4. “Todd was a fierce advocate for the profession and a beloved colleague, loving father and a loyal friend,” said Mike “Ike” Isaacson, senior vice president of operations for VGM & Associates. “His impact on those around him will be greatly missed. VGM and those in the...

Orthotic & Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA), Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America, The VGM Group, Todd Eagen


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In brief: FDA and Philips, Advent and Life Tech, Humana and Kindred at Home

March 11, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says efforts by Philips Respironics to notify patients and others of its recall of certain ventilators and CPAP and BiPAP devices and the risk of harm from the polyester-based polyurethan (PU-PUR) sound abatement foam used in those products have been “inadequate.”  The FDA on March 10 issued a notification order to Philips Respironics requiring the company to notify all device users, DME suppliers, distributors, retailers,...

Advent Home Medical, Humana, Life Tech, Orthotic & Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA), Ossur, Permobil Foundation, Rhythm Healthcare


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