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House approves Medicare bill recognizing O&P notes

July 26, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved a bill that would recognize orthotists’ and prosthetists’ notes as part of the medical record in Medicare medical necessity determinations.

The bill, called the Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017 (H.R. 3178), was approved by the full House by consent, according to the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA). It will now go to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

Fillauer appoints new VP

July 26, 2017
Fillauer Companies has announced Traci Dralle will be its new vice president. According to a press release, Dralle has been with Fillauer since 2012 had most recently…

San Antonio Amputee Foundation hosts First Stride event

July 25, 2017
The San Antonio Amputee Foundation recently hosted and cosponsored a First Stride clinic at the Mission Concepcion Sports Park, where more than 35 therapists…

Level Four O&P names James Button CEO

July 20, 2017
Level Four Orthotics and Prosthetics Inc. has appointed James Button as its new chief executive officer. According to a company press release, Button previously served…
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