The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) has released a new video webcast in which NAAOP General Counsel Peter Thomas discusses and has issued an action alert for House Resolution 4175 (H.R. 4175), known as the Insurance Fairness for Amputees Act.
According to Thomas, H.R. 4175, is similar to the Senate bill (S. 773) introduced in 2011. These bills would require fair access for amputees in their insurance plans and provide a standard of care for prosthetic coverage. In addition, H.R. 4175 reiterates the importance of including prosthetics and custom orthotics in the essential health benefits in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The webcast is posted on the NAAOP website and on oandp.com, shared with members via e-mail, and made available through the NAAOP page on Facebook.