OPGA Launches Speak4OandP, Calls for Independent Practitioner Action

Are you tired of being audited on seemingly all prosthetic claims for Medicare beneficiaries? Now is the time to stand up for independent orthotic and prosthetic practitioners and facilities.

Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) recently launched Speak4Oandp.com, a new initiative designed to help independent orthotic and prosthetic practitioners fight for greater transparency and oversight of CMS independent audit contractors. Audits are causing significant problems with patient care and business operations for independently-owned orthotic and prosthetic facilities, and are being overturned at an alarming rate upon appeal.

Speak4OandP.com has a simple goal — to provide independent orthotic and prosthetic practitioners a platform to tell their stories about the negative impact audits are having on their ability to do business and properly treat their patients. OPGA will follow up with those willing to “speak for O&P”, assemble a letter outlining the specific practitioner stories and facilitate communications with elected officials and key staff members in congress.

OPGA believes in strength in numbers; independent orthotic and prosthetic practitioners need to stand up to an audit system that is forcing many independent facilities out of business and leading to substandard patient care due to delays in device delivery.

“OPGA decided to create Speak4OandP.com after meeting with several members of congress. They told us every member of congress needed to hear stories from businesses in their district about the egregious and largely unregulated audits being performed by CMS audit contractors. Speak4OandP.com is designed to do just that, provide orthotic and prosthetic practitioners a platform to tell their stories, and OPGA wants to help.” — Dennis Clark, President of OPGA

OPGA will help to facilitate practitioners contacting their congressional representatives and will also compile a report of the stories brought to us at Speak4OandP.com to be sent to our local congressman, who has committed to working with us to shine a bring light on this important issue.

Visit http://www.speak4oandp.com/ to stand with independent orthotic and prosthetic practitioners across the country.

Any questions or for more information, please contact Ryan Ball at ryan.ball@vgm.com

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