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…

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…

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…

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…

Nabtesco-Proteor USA announces new hire

July 19, 2017
Nabtesco-Proteor USA announced it has hired Jim Andreassen as its Midwest sales and business development manager. According to a company press…

AMA: Health care debate ‘by no means over’

July 18, 2017
While a series of announcements by Senate Republicans seem to indicate that for the time being attempts both to replace and repeal the ACA have…

Hanger announces amputee 'life hack' contest

July 18, 2017
Hanger Clinic has announced a new contest designed to connect amputees by providing tips and tricks that can make life with limb loss easier…

National Veterans Wheelchair Games begin in Cincinnati

July 17, 2017
Today marks the beginning of the 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which are slated to run through July 22 in Cincinnati. The games, organized…

AAFP, ACP, AMA, ACOG demand ‘do over’ in health care bill

July 14, 2017
Leaders of several medical societies, upon hearing the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, said lawmakers need to go back to the…
Practice Management

Leadership, camaraderie, joy needed to combat physician burnout

July 14, 2017
With 54% of American physicians reporting burnout, the topic consistently comes to the forefront of discussion. Experts at a recent NEJM Catalyst…

House committee reports bill containing O&P provisions to floor

July 14, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee voted to recommend a bill to the full House that would improve access to medically…

Myomo announces center of excellence program

July 12, 2017
Myomo Inc., a medical robotics company, has created a new program to partner with O&P clinics in the United States to provide joint marketing and…
Practice Management

MIPS Tips: Report the basics to avoid dwindling payments

July 12, 2017
In this blog from Epstein Becker & Green and its affiliate EBG Advisors, Robert

Study: Falls can be costly for amputees

July 12, 2017
The cost of falls for transfemoral amputees can be substantial. According to a Mayo Clinic study published in Prosthetics and Orthotics
In the Journals

Medical costs increase, but number of patients treated and services rendered remained stable

July 10, 2017
Total medical expenditures increased markedly between 1996-1997 and 2011-2012, but the number of individuals with visits during an average month and…

BOC grants first Newberry Award for service

July 10, 2017
The Board of Certification/Accreditation has announced Harry “J.R.” Brandt, BOCO, CO, LO, as the inaugural recipient of its Jim Newberry…

Johnson & Johnson CEO discusses future of health care

July 10, 2017
Health care in the United States will need continued innovation and a commitment to improvement from legislators and industry alike for a sustainable…

Mobius Bionics delivers first LUKE arms to amputee veterans

July 6, 2017
Mobius Bionics has delivered its first two prescription LUKE prosthetic arms to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, for a pair of veterans who…

Ottobock to supply prosthetic services at 2017 Invictus Games

July 3, 2017
Ottobock HealthCare will supply prosthetic and technical services at the 2017 Invictus Games, scheduled for Sept. 23 through 30, in Toronto…

Five reports and a dashboard: Review this data every month

July 3, 2017
Running a practice without looking at financial reports is like diagnosing a patient without checking blood pressure or ordering blood work: Chances…