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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, 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...

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, OPGA, Ossur, Permobil Foundation, Rhythm Healthcare


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OPGA, Össur award grant 

March 7, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – The Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) and Össur announced Cristalei Polk as recipient of the Russell Walker CP, LP Emerging Leader Grant Program at the Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium on March 3, 2022. Polk is a current prosthetic resident at ProCare Prosthetics in Buford, Ga. “I can’t say enough how proud we are to partner with Össur on this new initiative,” said Todd Eagen, president of OPGA. “The Rusty Walker...

Össur, OPGA, Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America, Orthotics, Prosthetics


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O&P stakeholders take next steps to preserve access

April 26, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - O&P stakeholders plan to use a recent massive fraud takedown involving medically unnecessary knee and back braces to advance upcoming legislation.The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association has been trying to get legislation passed for several years that would curb fraud and abuse, and improve access to clinically appropriate care for beneficiaries.“It's great to see this first wave of charges,” said Todd Eagen, president of the Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America. “I...

AOPA, Braces, OPGA, Orthotics


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Miller Prosthetics recognized for service to military

November 8, 2018HME News Staff

BELPRE, W.Va. - Miller Prosthetics and Orthotics was recently honored with a 2018 Freedom Award. The award, sponsored by the Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America, recognizes O&P providers who deliver excellent care for military personnel, according to an article in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. “We're excited to recognize Miller Prosthetics and Orthotics for its exceptional care they provide to the men and women who have sacrificed for our freedoms,” said Todd Eagen, president of...

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MedPAC report takes CMS to task on orthotics

June 29, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Although industry stakeholders disagree with a recent MedPAC recommendation to include off-the-shelf orthotics in Medicare's competitive bidding program, a recent report by the commission is, overall, on point, they say.“It's obvious the bid program is still a threat,” Todd Eagen, president of the Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America. “But there is some good news in the report and some continued educational efforts that our community needs to continue to focus on.”MedPAC's...

AOPA, BOC, MedPac, Off-the-shelf orthotics, OPGA, Tom Fise


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Members of Congress sign AOPA letter

April 17, 2013HME News Staff

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 healio.com. The effort was initiated by those who attended the AOPA Forum March 11-12, when individuals tried to persuade congressional representatives to sign a letter from Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., addressed to...

AOPA, Brett Guthrie, CMS, HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, OIG, OPGA, Orthotics, Prosthetics, Tammy Duckworth


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O&P advocates launch auditing initiative

January 29, 2013HME News Staff

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 release. The initiative, called “Speak4OandP,” is an online platform for orthotic and prosthetic practitioners to tell their stories about the negative impact audits are having on business, the release...

Audit Contractors, CMS, OPGA, Orthotics, Prosthetics, Speak4OandP


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van Halem Group, OPGA form partnership

November 29, 2012HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - As part of a new partnership, the Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) will now refer members who need help with audits, appeal cases, compliance and other issues related to fraud and abuse to the van Halem Group. “Never before has the orthotic and prosthetic industry been under such intense scrutiny,” stated Wayne van Halem, president of the Atlanta-based consulting firm, in a press release. The OPGA represents 1,200 locations.

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