Monthly Archives: May 2011

O&P Medicare Improvement Act of 2011 Introduced in Congress

Washington DC – Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Shelley Berkley (D-NV) have introduced HR 1958, the Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act of 2011.  The Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act seeks to improve patient care and reduce fraud in … Continue reading

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Medicare to Begin Going Broke in 2024, Earlier than Expected

The Medicare Trustee’s Board released a report detailing the sooner-than-expected exhaustion of the Medicare and Social Security Trust fund’s last week.  Under the assumptions of this report, Medicare would begin to pay out more than it takes in beginning in … Continue reading

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Congress Returns

Congress is back in session this week after a two week Easter recess.  Both the House and Senate took up health care related bills this week.  The Senate will vote on the House-passed budget, authored by Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), … Continue reading

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State O&P Licensure Advances in Pennsylvania

PROTHETICS LICENSING: The House voted 174-20 to approve a bill to set new licensing standards for those who provide prosthetics, orthotics and therapeutic footwear. Prosthetic and orthotic licensees will have to have a bachelor’s degree in prosthetics or orthotics, or … Continue reading

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