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Aug 31, 2015, 10:30 ET

9 Top Researchers Cited by Medicare Say That Proposed Cutback on Amputee Care "Not at All" Based on Science

Nine leading U.S. researchers have sent a joint letter to the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department stating that they are "extremely...

Aug 25, 2015, 13:03 ET

Amputees, Experts: Don't "Turn Back the Clock" on Standard of Care for Two Million American Amputees

A double amputee who has worn advanced prosthetic devices for decades no longer would be eligible for new prostheses because he never achieved a...

Aug 19, 2015, 14:55 ET

Groups: Medicare Is Eyeing A "Signficant Setback" In Care For Two Million American Amputees

Proposed changes to Medicare's reimbursement for lower limb prosthetic care would create unreasonable and clinically unjustified hurdles to...

Mar 19, 2015, 13:56 ET

Study: Medicare Audit "Mess" Surging At Rate Of 15,000 New Appeals Per Week, Agency Could Avoid Rapidly Mounting Interest Payments

With a massive backlog of Medicare reimbursement appeals by health care providers growing at the alarming rate of 15,000 a week and with handling...

Mar 18, 2015, 15:00 ET

Study to Show Medicare Could Save Money by Fairer Handling of Enormous Backlog of More Than One Million Audit Appeals

//NEWS ADVISORY// A hidden crisis for small businesses that provide health care services – such as orthotics and prosthetics – has...

Sep 17, 2013, 12:57 ET

Study: Medicare Scandal Continues With Two Thirds Of Payments For Orthotic And Prosthetic Devices Going Illegally To Unlicensed Providers

CMS Payments to Unlicensed Providers Violates 2000 and 2005 Laws; Regulatory "Overkill" by Agency Adds Insult to Injury by Tying Up Legitimate...

May 15, 2013, 15:33 ET

American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association Files Lawsuit Against Medicare

Today, the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) filed suit against HHS/Medicare in the Federal District Court for the District of...

Apr 30, 2013, 13:30 ET

Launching "Coalition To Run & Walk Again" To Aid Boston Terror Victims, Artificial Limb Makers Warn Of Gaps In Health Insurance

 Uninsured and under-insured victims of the Boston Marathon terror attack who are undergoing amputations will be provided major assistance...

Apr 29, 2013, 13:00 ET

Industry Group To Vow That Boston Terror Attack Victims "Will Walk And Run Again"

Warning of Little-Understood Gaps and Limits in Many Health Insurance Coverage Plans, Orthotic and Prosthetic Companies to Help Those Injured in...

Sep 16, 2009, 08:00 ET

Congress pressured to support fair insurance coverage for amputees. (PRNewsFoto/The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association)[MF]

Video: Members of Congress Receive Legislative Awards From National Amputee Organizations

The Amputee Coalition of America and the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association today announced that Senators Tom Harkin and Olympia J....