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Call to duty: O&P Woman of the Year pushes recognition of the clinician

October 29, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Ashlie White isn’t an O&P clinician but, as the daughter of a prosthetist, she grew up in the profession. After beginning a career in documentary work and journalism, she went to work at her family’s O&P clinic, eventually landing at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, where she serves as director of health policy and strategic alliances.  “I was always called back to the patient advocacy of the work,” she said. “The exposure to the change that...

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OPGA names O&P Woman of the Year

September 22, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America, a division of VGM & Associates, has named Ashlie White, director of health policy and strategic alliances for the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, as its O&P Woman of the Year. Prior to joining AOPA, White served as director of operations for Beacon Prosthetics and Orthotics. She also served eight years as the director of government affairs for the North Carolina Orthotics and Prosthetics Trade Association, NCOPTA, and four...

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Emphasize clinical components of O&P

March 21, 2018John Andrews

Home medical equipment companies looking to compete effectively in the orthotics and prosthetics market need the right people in place to conduct this business. That means having certified O&P professionals on staff to work with clients in this field.Having certified staff seems like a no-brainer, but HME companies that don't have them are being heavily scrutinized by the Office of Inspector General for “huge increases” in billing for off-the-shelf back and knee braces going back to 2014....

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O&P gets some respect

March 21, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Todd Eagen is not an O&P practitioner, but in his role as president of the Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America, he advocates as much for recognition of the important role they play in patient care as he does for regulatory changes to improve the profession. Case in point: the recent decision to include O&P providers' notes as part of the patient's medical record, which addressed a “Dear Physician” letter in 2011 that changed the standards for approving a claim by disregarding the prosthetist's...

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O&P group names Freedom Award winners

October 25, 2017HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America has honored 41 O&P providers with its annual Freedom Award for “exceptional standards of care” for military personnel. “The award provides visible recognition to the honorees that they can proudly display in their patient care facilities,” said Todd Eagen, president of OPGA, a member service organization of independently owned O&P facilities. “It helps highlight their continued dedication to the distinguished...

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