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In brief: Lincare lawsuit, UnitedHealthcare prior auths, O&P finalists 

August 23, 2023HME News Staff

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Lincare has filed a lawsuit in Connecticut district court against former CEO Crispin Teufel, who plans to join competitor AdaptHealth on Sept. 1, for breach of contract, breach of duty of loyalty and misappropriation of trade secrets.  Lincare seeks a temporary restraining order, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, damages and attorney fees.  “Since defendant’s resignation, plaintiffs have uncovered evidence demonstrating that defendant used...

Crispin Teufel, Lincare, Orthotics & Prosthetics, Prior Authorization, UnitedHealthcare


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In brief: AdaptHealth’s new CEO, CGM-nutrition connection, O&P bill 

June 28, 2023HME News Staff

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. - AdaptHealth’s board of directors has named Lincare’s Crispin Teufel as its next CEO.  Teufel, who has served as CEO of Lincare since July 2017, is expected to assume his role at AdaptHealth on Sept. 1.  “We are quite pleased to be announcing the appointment of Crispin Teufel as the next CEO of AdaptHealth,” said Richard Barasch, chairman of the board. “Crispin is the ideal candidate to lead AdaptHealth in its mission to transform...

AdaptHealth, Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), Crispin Teufel, Orthotics & Prosthetics


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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...

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


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BOC seeks nominations for Jim Newberry Award

July 19, 2022HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is seeking nominations for the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service. The award recognizes outstanding individuals who demonstrate extraordinary service to BOC. BOC created the award in honor and remembrance of longtime practitioner, BOC board member and leader Jim Newberry, Jr., who passed away in 2016. “We look forward to receiving nominations for professionals like Jim, whose commitment to BOC is showcased through...

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service., Orthotics & Prosthetics


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AOPA seeks ‘brightest’ professionals

July 26, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association seeks nominations for its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions to the advancement of patient care in the orthotics and prosthetics profession over their lifetimes, the association says. “They represent the brightest and most influential minds in the field,” it says. “Receiving the award is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by AOPA.”...

American Orthotic & Prosthetic Assoc (AOPA), Award, Orthotics & Prosthetics


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Bill to carve out O&P reintroduced in House

March 22, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., has reintroduced the Medicare O&P Patient-Centered Care Act to improve access to care and combat fraud and abuse.  The legislation would create separate statutory requirements for the provision of orthoses and prostheses, distinguishing O&P practitioners from other DME suppliers. It would also restore the term “minimal self-adjustment” to more clearly define off-the-shelf orthoses; and prohibit...

Fraud, Orthotics & Prosthetics


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Specialty Providers

Will Round 2021 crack ‘bedrock’ of O&P care? 

December 11, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – The majority of competitive bidding contracts for off-the-shelf back braces in Round 2021 went to less than two-dozen companies, including a few that haven't traditionally provided them direct to consumer.  Companies with contracts include Hangar, a national provider of O&P; Medline, a distributor; and Breg, a manufacturer, which all won contracts nationally. Other contracts went to regional providers,...

Back Brace, Competitive Bidding, Contract Supplier, Orthotics & Prosthetics, Round 2021


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Business Development

O&P market continues upward growth trend

November 2, 2020John Andrews

The financial forecast for the orthotics and prosthetics market continues to be bullish, driven by increasing demand, product innovations and technological advancements. In a new market outlook report from Grand View Research, the global O&P market size is listed at $9.2 billion and is expected to exhibit a compound annual growth rate of 4.6% from 2020 to 2027. Researchers cite “increasing incidence of sports injuries and road accidents, rising number of diabetes-related amputations...

Amoena, ITA-MED, Orthotics & Prosthetics


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AOPA partners with Amputee Coalition

August 25, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. �- The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association has partnered with the Amputee Coalition to provide its members more resources to serve their patients. AOPA members will now be considered Amputee Coalition Partners and will be listed on the coalition's website as such. AOPA members will also receive materials to distribute, including: inMotion magazine; First Step: A Guide to Adapting to Limb Loss; and brochures for dealing with limb loss. AOPA members will receive a packet...

American Orthotic & Prosthetic Assoc (AOPA), Orthotics & Prosthetics


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AOPA digs in on bill

February 6, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - O&P stakeholders are eyeing a pair of possible legislative vehicles as they seek to pass a bill that would improve patient care and reduce fraud. The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association has been working with lawmakers to fit their bill into either drug pricing legislation or the Cures 2.0 initiative, says Justin Beland, director of government relations. “We're confident that one of those two vehicles will give our bill a ride,” he said. H.R. 5262, the...

American Orthotic & Prosthetic Assoc (AOPA), Orthotics & Prosthetics


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