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OPGA, Össur open application period for grants 

January 22, 2024HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – The Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) and Össur have opened the application period for two grants available to U.S.-based O&P professionals. The two grants: The Russell Walker CP, LP Emerging Leader Grant, now in its third year, is designed to pay tribute to Russell (Rusty) Walker, a practitioner who was passionate about mentoring the next generation of O&P leaders; and the Todd Eagen Advocacy in Action Memorial Grant, now in its second year, is named after Todd...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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OPGA seeks Woman of the Year 

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OPGA seeks Woman of the Year 

June 19, 2023HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – The Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America has opened the nomination period for the 2023 O&P Woman of the Year Award. Nominators are encouraged to provide examples of how the nominee has made significant contributions throughout her career to serve her patients, the community, business and the O&P profession. “Now in the seventh year, we are thrilled to continue recognizing the outstanding women in the O&P profession with the O&P Woman of the Year Award,”...

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OPGA honors ‘rising leaders’ 

March 6, 2023HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) and Össur have announced the recipients of two O&P grants. Kaleigh Neely has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the Russell Walker CP, LP Emerging Leader Grant; and Abbey Senczyszyn, CPO, has been selected as the recipient of the Todd Eagen Advocacy in Action Memorial Grant. “On behalf of Össur and OPGA, we are privileged to announce Kaleigh and Abbey as the recipients of these two grants that will provide professional...

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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,...

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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...

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OPGA honors providers 

November 14, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – The Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) recently honored 31 O&P providers with a 2022 Freedom Award for their exceptional care of military personnel. “We’re excited and honored to recognize these O&P providers for the exceptional care they provide to the men and women who have sacrificed for our freedom,” said Adam Miller, president of the OPGA. “These dedicated professionals blend patient care with precision design to ensure our military...

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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...

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