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NAAOP reports successful meeting with CMS officials on LCD proposal

August 27, 2015

Stakeholders in the amputee community met with CMS officials following the DME LCD Open Comment Meeting, held Aug. 26 in Linthicum, Md.

The private meeting was held in the office of the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C., where the amputee community gathered for a rally against the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Lower Limb Prostheses proposal, according to a press release from the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP).

Pediatric bilateral hand transplant patient discharged, outlook bright

August 27, 2015
The first bilateral hand transplant patient, 8-year-old Zion Harvey, who received the transplant earlier this summer, was discharged from The Children’s Hospital…

Ottobock announces Activity and Sports Medicine business unit

August 27, 2015
Ottobock has announced the creation of the Activity & Sports Medicine business unit, which includes products such as off-the-shelf orthotics, bracing and…
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Limb loss community speaks out against LCD proposal at open comment meeting

August 26, 2015
LINTHICUM, Md. — Impassioned amputees, prosthetists and other members of the limb loss community shared their concerns during the DME LCD Open Comment…

New interface controls exoskeleton through brain signals

August 26, 2015
Researchers at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea and Technical University of Berlin in Germany have created a brain-computer interface for a lower limb exoskeleton…
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VIDEO: Researcher, amputee advocate explain benefits of virtual world for people with disabilities

VIDEO: Researcher, amputee advocate explain benefits of virtual world for people with disabilities

July 27, 2015
TUCSON, Ariz.  — Second Life Virtual World offers amputees and other people with disabilities an accessible…
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VIDEO: Prediabetes screening essential for preventing type 2 diabetes

VIDEO: Prediabetes screening essential for preventing type 2 diabetes

June 9, 2015
BOSTON — K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA, this year’s recipient of the Kelly West Award for Outstanding…
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VIDEO: Rising obesity, survival rates responsible for 'huge burden of diabetes'

VIDEO: Rising obesity, survival rates responsible for 'huge burden of diabetes'

June 7, 2015
BOSTON — Naveed A. Sattar, MD, PhD, professor of metabolic medicine at the University of Glasgow, provides an…
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